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Old 06-24-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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Dealing with them was impossible. While a student I had summer work, doing painting and whatnot for a school district. There was a school being built and we went in to paint. The union guys doing the construction treated us like garbage because we weren't part of a union. Swearing at us. Literally wound not give us the time of day if we asked. Bunch of scumbags.
In my current job I dealt with the IRS union on several occasions. What a bunch of dirtbags. To get a simple question answered I had to go through three different people and all of this red tape.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Dealing with them was impossible. While a student I had summer work, doing painting and whatnot for a school district. There was a school being built and we went in to paint. The union guys doing the construction treated us like garbage because we weren't part of a union. Swearing at us. Literally wound not give us the time of day if we asked. Bunch of scumbags.
In my current job I dealt with the IRS union on several occasions. What a bunch of dirtbags. To get a simple question answered I had to go through three different people and all of this red tape.
With the UAW at least, you had to fill out a workorder just to change a lightbulb. And they would send TWO people. I couldn't believe the all time running joke could be true.... Even though the lightbulb is right there on the floor, you could not reach up and change it without someone filing a grievance on you. They would say you were taking someones job, with all of the people standing around, why are those people even there? I mean I would never want to see someone let go, but this is the type of thing driving costs through the roof.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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In my area if you wanted to go into a trade plumber, electrician etc you needed a dad and 6 uncles in the union just to get an apprentiship card. Without it you couldn't work.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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public employee unions are a cancer. The leaders and politicans that are in their pockets should all be hung. The public employee unions are partly to blame for our taxes and decline of the state. They take up budget room with insane benefits and unfair pay raises. In the private sector, do what you want. But when tax money is being spent on union propaganda, trying to sway budgets and elections, I get mad.
Thanks to the education unions, both administrative and teachers, we have a system where crappy teachers keep jobs over the good ones(a friend of mine was laid off today but apathetic teachers with tenure kept their jobs). The unions the administrators belong to rob the public blind. Why do we need so many administrators? When backed into a corner they threaten to cut teachers while keeping their usless high paid jobs.
I have to counter that if the state would end its addiction to consultant labor and just use the public employees it has, that would save a hell of a lot more money than cutting state employee salaries or benefits.
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