Quote from SummitAP
Rewards are by seniority, not merit.
Protection of bad employees.
I quoted SummitAP because I could not put it any better. However, I would like to expand upon the basic concept:
Unions take the power from the Individual and, in an attempt to make things fair across the board, make all abide by the guidelines that are established through a compromised process.
I have worked with both Union and Non-Union Hospitals. I have been able to deal directly with Administrators in both punitive and advancement issues with and without a Union Representative. I have been able to rectify situations, or advance in positions much more efficaciously without the Union involvement.
I have been terminated from jobs in a Non-Union workplace. That's okay. Our relationship was not symbiotic. I would not adhere to their tenets and they didn't appreciate my work ethic.
I have also advanced in positions in Non-Union workplaces. I could not have done so, had a Union been involved. Someone with more seniority and less experience or know-how would have gotten the position. But I was willing to do what it took; I have put my expertise to the test, worked unsavory jobs and hours, in order to advance.
Unionize if you wish. I would rather fly or fall on my own merit.
Thank you for allowing me my say.