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[–] bagano1 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

Unions ain't so bad now, are they?


[–] Dfens [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I've been telling my fellow engineers that for decades now. Back in the '90s when a lot of engineers were telling me how they were going to stick it to the union guys by outsourcing their jobs I told them then engineers are next. It's horrible to have been proven right time and time again over the last few decades.


[–] bagano1 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Can't help stupid. You always see a lot of these arrogant asses brag, "My job can't be outsourced" followed by all kinds of anti-labor, anti-union bullshit.

Next thing, they're on TV or at a Congressional hearing crying about how their company hired H1B workers and forced them to train them before being fired.

They just don't get it.


[–] bagano1 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Nice username. Not sure everyone will get the reference, lol. Loved that movie.


[–] Robobob 4 points 6 points (+10|-4) ago 

Union over reach is one of the main factors that started this practice. Unions have only chased jobs out of the country. I have watched it all of my adult life.


[–] rndmvar 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Actually, a bit part of the union problem is allowing non-working people to hold union leadership roles.
The states that allowed that, handed over the reins of the union leadership to Gibs'me'dats and Mafia types.
Many of the states that do require union members and leadership to be employed in the field they are a union of, don't have as many problems with union strong-arming.
That's because the union leadership, as employees of the industry, have a personal stake in keeping the businesses running.
A secondary clause that helps keep this in check, is limitations on union leadership pay for union leadership work.
That specifically prevents the leadership from getting dependent on union member dues.
A good implementation of that, is limiting the leadership pay to a percentage of the average union members' pay.
This prevents the role from being slave labor, but also naturally enforces a type of term limit.
As, leadership will be most vied for by the mid-range to junior level members.
All of whom are to be most impacted by long term decisions made by union leadership.


[–] bagano1 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Now that you've chased them away, you've guaranteed working people will be impoverished and treated like shit. Black people ruined unions, that was the problem. When they're used effectively, they're not a problem.


[–] Pwning4Ever 4 points -2 points (+2|-4) ago 

Unions are currently flooding US factories with refugees. FACT


[–] bagano1 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Proof? Sounds like bullshit.