Originally Posted by lonestar
Well I worked for over twenty years for major company some of it in management and can say I have lots of experience with unions on both sides of the fence..
they rpomise folks everything and rarely ever get it for them..
Hell I sat in on one negotiation while I was in LA, management bought the union reps off getting very sweetheart deal by making sure they had prime parking spaces in the parking garage and instead of giving them compact cars they got full size units..
that was all the union reps wanted they could of cared less for the members they were getting $35 a month from...
In every case where I had to fire an employee the union contract made it much easier to do than the non union one.. and the union reps rarely ever disputed a firing..
so yes I have disdain for union officials and frankly anyone that thinks that unions got hem anything extra than what the company was going to give them in the first place is probably thinking there is still a Santa Claus..
In some cases they got less that what was budgeted..
I had a crew strike my operations in Syracuse NY was out for more than 3 weeks wound up settling for a nickle less an hour than the final offer was..
all the while the lost three weeks of wages.. and my business was never better .. had businessmen going out of their way to do business with us..
Yes I think union reps are blood suckers..
Seriously anyone following along needs to read the above outrageous lies..............and realize who we are dealing with here.