reply to skeechan
Re: reduce costs?
said by skeechan:Maybe there are a few bad apples.. but I think you're confusing unions with government jobs (or unionized government jobs).. nowhere is that more the case than in government jobs.. how many scandals have we seen there with wasted taxpayer money on nonsense while the government goes broke.. political patronage runs deep in the federal government, long past the time many states have cut back.. there are plenty of do no work jobs there.. but as a union worker, you are EXPECTED to do something for that dollar (productivity quotas) and if you don't.. union or not, you're out on your ass, and this goes well beyond union telco jobs.
Workers need to realize they are worth only what it costs to replace them, not a penny more. If they were more productive they would have better bargaining power.
Unfortunately the original purpose of Unions is long gone. Now Unionization is about protecting the lazy at the expense of the productive...Union welfare.