Originally Posted by Buzzard
I disagree. Where I live we are an at will state, meaning you can be fired without cause as long as it isn't an illegal reason. A union prevents that.
Unions also drive up costs for consumers, and the inner politics of unions are laced with corruption from top to bottom.
Yeah, in many cases they do fight for fair compensation, but ONLY for whats fair for the workers. Unions do little to take into to consideration what is good for the industry that has given them a job in the first place.
The point Nate raised about the UAW is spot on. Let me give you another example. The Major League Baseball Players Association, which I consider to be one of the most powerful unions in existence, is directly responsible for a lot of the problems in Baseball. It costs an arm and a leg to take your family to a game nowadays, and it's largely because of the policies the MLBPA has been fighting for over the last 30 years.
I could go on, but I am late to a recording session. More later.