Guest Blog Entry
Anyone is welcome to submit a Guest Blog Entry to torontomike.com. I received the following submission late last night.
Now I might just be the son of a retired Union steel worker from Hamilton (Go Hamilton!) but here's the lo-down of the Union. It is unfortunate that the concept of "Unions" are being taken advantage of with people doing as little as possible at work. It is a kick in the teeth for the hard workers who can't get ahead due to the seniority rules. It really does stink, and it's today's lazy work ethic that has given Unions a real bad rap. But, here's the scenario...It does not in anyway GUARANTEE your job. If you're Unionized, and you go to work drinking a bottle of Malt Liquor as you walk in the door, then there's not a heck of a lot that the Union can (or should) do for you. In certain walks of life, there is no need for one, and I'll be the first guy to address that. But they do indeed have some pluses. In many Non-Unionized workplaces, you are as expendable as anything. People nowadays are a dime a dozen, and really if you quit, or are fired they can replace you just like that. The concept is for the people, but the people ruin the concept. By the way, am I unionized? Nope!
As the son of a retired unionized steel worker from Hamilton, I'm glad you chucked your two cents worth into our union discussion.
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