I quite agree. And it has been happening for decades. When I was in a hiring position in Pr. Rupert in the early '80’s I could not compete with the unions. And our company offered decent wages and benefits that were progressive for the times. When times were tough they were pounding on my door. Didn’t want to work though, just wanted: #1:sign this card saying I was looking for work so I can collect my UI, or #2: hire me until I “hurt my back” and go on Compo, or #3: Hire me at a decent wage for a decent days work until I can go back to making mega bucks for doing nothing at a union job.[/quote]
Now you’re talking out of your ass. Any union job I’ve had I’ve worked my butt off.
The people who have that kind of work ethic, or lack thereof, are more likely to be unexperienced/younger workers who don’t understand what is expected of them, nor are they likely to understand what a good union worker is. In all my years working in a union, I was always told our main duty was to make money for our employer, and this should be the goal of all union workers, and workers in general. The other adage was that management also has the right to mismanage. The latter was to deflect those union members who felt it was their job to criticize how management did their jobs.