Unions and Collective Bargaining


Let’s be clear.  Let’s be VERY clear.

Removing Collective Bargaining does not diminish the dignity of an individual.  It didn’t increase said dignity when Collective Bargaining was permitted, nor can the removal of it be seen to diminish it.

Even without Collective Bargaining, an individual, or group of individuals, has the ability to bargain for benefits.  This includes wages as well as side benefits.

Collective Bargaining is a legal right.  It is not a Natural Right.  As such, removing it does not “enslave” the Unionista.

Collective Bargaining in the private sector is just as invalid, though less damaging, as it is in the public sector.

Unions are NOT pro-industry.  They are pro-UNIONS.

Just sayin’.

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4 comments
  1. Amen. My opinions of them would change significantly if people were not forced to join a union (and no, Unionites, don’t pretend like this doesn’t happen just because unions play dumb on the subject and never admit to it happening!)

    If we have to have them, then keep them in the public sector, that’s it. Thuggery be gone.

    • pino said:

      My opinions of them would change significantly if people were not forced to join a union

      EXACTLY how I feel.

  2. Henry said:

    Unions are often criticized for protecting the jobs of incompetent employees, but unions also do just the opposite. They shield the extraordinary worker from advancement. Within the Union, we are all equal. It is a Socialistic component within our Capitalistic world.

    From my own personal experience I can see both advantages and disadvantages of a union to the employees. My first career was non-union private sector. My pay was directly tied to my performance. I had freedoms and benefits that no union worker would ever expect. There was just one problem, I only got paid when I worked. As I started getting a bit older, I looked around. I found a unionized public sector job that fits my personality, skills and lifestyle. I am no longer rewarded for tasks successfully completed, but I am also not penalize for failures.

    In both careers, I have been respected by co-workers, clients, and management. There was dignity, purpose, and pleasure regardless of a union affiliation.

    • pino said:

      There was just one problem, I only got paid when I worked.

      From your tone, know that you are “tongue in cheek”. However, that is mostly the point when we hire folks.

      I am no longer rewarded for tasks successfully completed, but I am also not penalize for failures.

      I find this to be true of unions as well.

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