Working for a non-union employer

I've worked for a non-union employer for 20 years. They try to fire me and make me want to quit whenever they think they can, and there's not really anything I can do about, and keep the job. They fixed it so I can't work for another employer, and it's not worth trying to sue them. They dispense raises and promotions to favourites, although I produce more work, and the same or better work. If I had been in a union, they would have had to stop this crap 20 years ago.


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May 19, 2023 at 9:42pm

“Like a master, at once distinguished and barbarous, Capital drags with it into its grave the corpses of its slaves, whole hecatombs of workers, who perish in its economic crises.”

I'm not a Marxist, but you have to admit, he got a lot of things right.

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Yes unions have had a beneficial place

May 19, 2023 at 10:20pm

in the evolution of our society. Working people went into the streets and had their blood shed protesting child labour, the 6 day 12 hour a day work weeks. But then to many unions went on to become corrupted too. How did this all begin and how will it end?

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May 20, 2023 at 8:26am

" They fixed it so I can't work for another employer," please.

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May 21, 2023 at 1:51pm

Cus even in a union if they don't like you, they will make your life a living hell until you quit.

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Pros and Cons

May 23, 2023 at 11:06am

I worked in a place where most staff were in the Union, but others acting in supervisory type positions were outside of the Union. For years Administration would match successful Union negotiations for the exempt staff in terms of pay raises and benefits etc. to make things fair. It usually worked well and the two sides got along famously for a long time. E.G. in the rare case of a strike, I brought donuts and coffee for the cold picketers when I had to cross the line to go in to work. No one minded. We were all work friends. One down side of the Union was when seniority was the only criteria for filling a specialized position. Sometimes we'd end up with someone who couldn't do the job adequately because they weren't suited to the position. On the other hand, occasionally Admin wouldn't pay enough attention to the specific grievances of the supervisory people and they'd push forward with their initiatives regardless. Some paid a price for that, and eventually everyone ended up in the Union.

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Sorry, but

May 28, 2023 at 7:41am

The same thing goes on in union work environments.

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