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State of my Union?

October 9th, 2009 (04:30 pm)

So, first my union launches itself headlong and out of control into a damaging national strike with little or no actual public support/sympathy. And all within weeks of Christmas... Then it turns out my local branch of the union has been negotiating behind all our backs about a revision of everybody's duties and that they want to change our finish time to 20.50.

Remind me again why I'm still paying my fucking dues to these idiots?


Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 9th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)

... because "scabs" tend to have nasty "accidents"?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: October 9th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
Booster Stylish


I'd probably have more respect for that viewpoint if you had the guts to not leave that post anonymously.

Posted by: kitty_poker1 (kitty_poker1)
Posted at: October 9th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
NF-Cthulhu Evil & Cute

It's a no-win situation. No matter how good the argument, the public will hate you. They won't blame the bosses but the strikers, because they're front line.

Reducing the income of an already cash-strapped company seems daft to me, but I'm not looking at it from the inside so can't judge. I have been a member of a union, though, and know they can be as tricksy and manipulative as any board of directors.

Note that I'm not commenting anonymously because that's just silly. :)

Posted by: tiger (tigerlily0484)
Posted at: October 9th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)

I can't really weigh in on your union woes, though it sounds like your local branch need some reminding as to whose interests they're meant to be serving. I think it's pretty much a requirement of a modern union to actually work directly against the people who pay your dues. Bastards.

Also (well, mainly, because what I know about unions you could fit on a pin-head) your icon? 100% win.

Posted by: Drake (d_tepes)
Posted at: October 9th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Eureka - Worst Death Ever

Actually, that anonymous was me. Thought I was logged in. No clue why I wasn't logged in. Oh well.

Of course, I'm in a coal mining area so non-Union workers working during strike time tend to, well, get shot in the head.

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