Heres my situation....
My facility just got our union contract signed in october after 2012 three plus years after being voted in. Not a lot of support from colleagues less than a dozen people at each meeting 130+ yes votes >10 no votes at the time of signing ( I did not cast my vote). I was critical of the union because of the insurance we got everyone I've ever spoken too that has had the union in other facilities has always told me that the insurance we didnt get is really only the best part of being in the union. So I was outspoken not necessarily against the union but about the health insurance, and I told my fellow coworkers when they would complain "its too late now babies on the way no abortion, they're in they're in."
Now my situation is its getting close to time were we are going to pick/vote on our reps for the building...needless to say not many takers, we had had one but they were just fired. Some of the other people I fear will emerge as reps are the backstabbing shady pieces of trash that set people up you know the kind one may have had a hand in getting the person who was fired canned!
I really don't want to be a rep but I cant work under cut throats either no one wants to be a rep, I'm kind of on the fence?
Any input from some who has been or is now a rep. Id appreciate it.