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Old 12-11-2012, 07:35 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by NOVAbimmer View Post
I completely respect the right of workers to organize themselves to keep the best possible working conditions for themselves, but a worker should not be forced to pay money to belong to the organization if they don't want to be a part of it.
I don't disagree. I don't believe anybody should be forced to join a union. However, I also don't believe they are the scapegoats that they are often made out to be.

I also believe workers still need to be protected from exploitation by mgmt. Corporations need to be "kept honest" about worker safety, reasonable wages, etc. Take the tech sector...when did they do something about ergonomics in the workplace? When they were threatened with court action for unsafe work place practices. No not all of this came about because of unions, but, it demonstrates that corporations will do little for worker safety when it costs $$$ unless their hand is forced to do so.
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