The thing that bothers me about unions is:
The workers get the attitude that they are not respected, under-paid and have few benefits so let's screw things up until we get our way. Remember when the West coast dock workers and longshoremen went on strike last year? Remember when Boeing engineers went on strike? I am not saying they should not get paid that much or they should not have benefits, but look at it this way:
I am in food service. We are not union. Most of us have to pay 100% out of pocket for health care and most of us can not get any government assistance (we just make above the miniumum). When we see these union people making over $15 an hour minimum PLUS have benefits and complain about how horrid their life is, I want, for just one month, to trade with them. Let them and their family live on $7 or $8 an hour with no benefits.
LET ME BE
CLEAR: I am not against people being paid what they are worth. I am grateful for the Boeing eningeers to design safe aircraft. I am grateful for the longshoremen who work hard to bring products off the ships and into my store.
Before you say I should look for other work: I am only qualified for customer service related jobs or administrative/secraterial jobs. In the current economy, those are few and far between. Believe me!