What is the Point of Unions?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Jabber1990, Jul 16, 2016.

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  1. Jabber1990

    Jabber1990 Road Train Member

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    my Job requires me to Join a Union, it is part of the terms of employment.

    but whats the point? why should I work just to give my money to a third-party corporation that I disagree with (on many things)
     
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    I bet the job pays a LOT!!! more than other jobs in your area, and the reason is because of your brother drivers paying union dues.
    But this is the new America and you're an American and should be paid the same as the other drivers without paying money to this so called organized labor.
     
  5. Jabber1990

    Jabber1990 Road Train Member

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    the pay is significantly less than any non-union doing the exact same job
     
  6. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    Hmm?? That's odd, I'd probably try to get on at the highest Paid place then
     
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    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Then that union is not doing their job - if their job is to get you better pay and working conditions, which is what the job of unions was when they were first formed.

    You actually answered your own question when you said...
    "but whats the point? why should I work just to give my money to a third-party corporation".
     
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    chrism1367 Light Load Member

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    Subscribing, I just joined my first union this week. Yeah pay kinda sucks too.
     
  9. Giuseppe Ventolucci

    Giuseppe Ventolucci Medium Load Member

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    Why did you get the job if you were told they are Union ?
     
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  10. Jabber1990

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    its a TERRIBLE Union

    working Conditions are terrible, pay isn't very good. we're not even treated very well
     
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