"another" and "better" career alternative?.....Nope!
kgclg15 at kg.hsanet.net
Tue Jan 16 21:56:11 EST 2001
Well, the union leaders better speak what most of the members want, or the
members will vote themselves some different leaders...
John Jacobson wrote:
> Unions don't speak for their members anyway. They speak for the union
> "DPH" <kgclg15 at kg.hsanet.net> wrote in message
> news:3A642E40.F8057299 at kg.hsanet.net...
> > John Jacobson wrote:
> > > "DPH" <kgclg15 at kg.hsanet.net> wrote in message
> > > news:3A63C98F.B7679EDB at kg.hsanet.net...
> > > > Lawson English wrote:
> > > >
> > > > That is just another reason for a union. An IT Professional's union
> > > make
> > > > their position known, and exhort their membership to write and call
> > > > congressmen, and suggest to their membership which congressmen would
> > > better
> > > > butter their bread (say that 3 times fast... ), etc.
> > >
> > > They can do that now, without a union.
> > >
> > No, they can't. It takes an organization for a group to be able to speak
> > one voice. People genearlly don't focus too well, with the same opinions,
> > without some kind of group.
> > > > Unions don't have to all be
> > > > about strikes. If U want to see an effective lobbying association,
> > > the NRA
> > > > and experience the barrage of information concerning gun rights that
> > > sends its
> > > > members. I'm an NRA life member, and could probably paper the walls
> > > the
> > > > correspondence I get from them in a year. A union of, say, 4 million
> > > workers
> > > > would be a formidable political force.
> > >
> > > I don't think you can compare the NRA with a labor union. It doesn't
> > > exist under the purview of the NLRB, or according to the idea that
> > > management and workers are necessarily at opposite ends of the battle.
> > It exists with the idea that the 2nd amendment has many enemies that must
> > defeated politically. It didn't start out like that, but has gone there
> out of
> > necessity. Without the NRA, our guns would likely be in some government
> > repository waiting to be dumped into the sea. Its the same sort of
> > relationship. I'm not sure how the NLRB is relavent to this, tho.
> > DPH
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