When I worked for many major corporations, I was pro-union. The idea that the bosses could pretty much do as they pleased, and fire you at their pleasure, all the while playing with the labor laws really pi**ed me off. (AZ is a right-to-work State). When I worked for M*******, the electronics giant, many of us spoke of unionizing, in spite of not-so-veiled threats from management not to do that, and when I worked for TMCCC, some of us spoke sotto voce about the need for the financial industry to unionize. We weren’t talking about abusing the system and having 25 hour work weeks @ $155/hour + 7 weeks paid vacation, we just wanted to be treated fair and square.
Now that the current administration keeps waving the union flag, AFL/CIO socialist types visit the White House almost weekly, and SEIU thugs terrorize and threaten honest citizens, I’ve had to reconsider my stance regarding unions. Certainly, unions were necessary due to the tactics of the robber barons of yore, but now they seem to have developed a life of their own, and political clout. And they are as abusive to their members as the employers are, if not more so! How would you like your union dues to go to a candidate your union supports, when you don’t?
Many folks proselytizing the corporations bad/unions good class warfare meme play on the idea that corporations donate to the politicians, making then all evil. Especially, those evil Koch brothers.
Here are the facts:
h/t Free North Carolina, A Trainwreck in Maxwell