Sympathy strike...would you do it?? - page 2

I belong to a very strong union who is very opinionated. I don't always agree with their stance on things. There is another union who is striking for possible benefit take-aways...I don't know the... Read More

  1. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    Quote from caroladybelle
    only a post or two in and someone kicks in the godwin's law effect.

    [font="trebuchet ms"]i believe that there is more than a bit of difference between nazi genocide and a sympathy strike. i suspect that the families of the 9 million murdered would agree.



    thank you
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  2. Visit  tyvin profile page
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    Well ... I've always been a member of a union. I would go to work if scheduled and strike with them if off. In the end you need to cover your own back. The unions are getting a bad rap right now and soon, when there are none, we shall all grieve together in the bread lines ... but at least we'll be together.
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  3. Visit  Futterwacken profile page
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    My intent was not to trivialize anything or anyone- I apologize if it was perceived that way. But let's not lose focus here; if the other place doesn't succeed... your 'ideal work place' won't be so for much longer.
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  4. Visit  Katie5 profile page
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    Only if you pay my bills!
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  5. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    Quote from dthfytr
    Those scheduled for work should work, the others can picket with the other union. The problem with organisations is they put their own survival ahead of that of thier members.

    Keep in mind that The Pilgrims weren't team players. The Nazis were.
    And look how the Nazis turned out in the end. Or did WWII end differently from what I was taught?

    I'm not sure I understand your example.

    OP, you're east of the rock and west of the hard place. I'm not sure what I would do.
  6. Visit  linearthinker profile page
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    Absolutely not. Never. Unconscionable.



    Disclaimer: I would never belong to or support a union of any kind.
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  7. Visit  dthfytr profile page
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    My Pilgrim/Nazi reference was to encourage individual thought. Overall I'm pro-union, but have been talked to by union reps for doing a job too well, making it difficult for other dues paying union members. The OP was looking for suggestion and opinions and I gave him the best I could offer. Had no intention of offending anybody.
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  8. Visit  nola1202 profile page
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    Quote from Futterwacken
    First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
    Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.
    powerful
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  9. Visit  ZippyGBR profile page
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    first it depends on the legality of 'sympathy strikes' and associated activities including secondary and 'flying' pickets - some places make these illegal and secondary action leaves you wide open to action by your own employer and even the involvement of the security services and the bandying about of terms like 'domestic terrorist'

    second if sympathy actions are legal where you are , surely your union should vote on whether to strike -same as if you were striking for a 'primary' reason ...
  10. Visit  rnmi2004 profile page
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    If I had the day off, I would consider standing with the strikers. If I felt the company in question were being unfair, I would not use their services or product. I would not screw my current employer, co-workers, and patients by not showing up if I were scheduled that day.

    Your union's job is to obtain & enforce a contract that protects your rights in exchange for your union dues. They've done their job by getting a decent contract, you do your part by paying dues. Your employer expects that by agreeing to certain concessions, they should in return have workers that show up when scheduled.

    If the hospital has done their part and follows the contract and they still feel that they may have to deal with employees not showing up due to a strike, I doubt your next labor agreement will be so cushy.
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  11. Visit  mazy profile page
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    Quote from caroladybelle
    Only a post or two in and someone kicks in the Godwin's law effect.

    I believe that there is more than a bit of difference between Nazi genocide and a sympathy strike. I suspect that the families of the 9 million murdered would agree.
    As one of those families I am going to thank you for saying this.
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  12. Visit  heron profile page
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    Quote from caroladybelle
    only a post or two in and someone kicks in the godwin's law effect.

    i believe that there is more than a bit of difference between nazi genocide and a sympathy strike. i suspect that the families of the 9 million murdered would agree.
    Quote from xtxrn
    thank you
    Quote from mazy
    as one of those families i am going to thank you for saying this.
    Quote from heron
    it may follow godwin's law, but in this case it's legit ... and that's not trivializng the holocaust in any way.
    there's no denying the reality and the profound evil of the holocaust. there's also no denying the truth of another cliche: those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

    the creation of scapegoats and the abandonment of the "other" to preserve one's own security were two of the root causes of that atrocity ... and no one can tell me that those dynamics aren't at work in the world now.

    the point of the quotation that offended some posters is that, if you are not willing to support another's struggle, don't look for support for yours ... because, depend on it, your time will come.
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  13. Visit  MN-Nurse profile page
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    Quote from notachargenurse
    What would you do? I am thankful I have a job in this economy!
    I also belong to a very strong union with an excellent contract and have some of the same issues you do with my union. A sympathy strike like you mention would definitely violate my union's contract and to my knowledge, they never ask anyone to do something like this.

    If my union votes to go on strike, I go on strike. Support your colleagues all you can, but I'm not going on any ad-hoc strike. Ever.
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