Quote from bluesky
Much like your statement is an excellent example of penmanship by the idiocy.
I think it's wrong to call someone an idiot just because they don't like unions. I don't have direct experience with nursing unions, but I have been involved with other unions that were horribly corrupt i.e. union leadership taking payoffs from management in order to eliminate benefits for the workers.
Let's face it. Unions can sometimes encourage mediocrity. If some people know they won't be fired because they have union protection, they won't work as hard. I've seen this first hand. This wasn't true of all union members, but it definitely was a problem with some of them.
However, I also saw incredibly lazy incompetent non-union workers who kept their jobs because they were management favorites. There were just as many mediocre non-union workers as union workers.
Despite all of the arguments from both sides, I came to the conclusion that the quality of workers didn't differ that much. It really boiled down to who had more leverage. In the end, I still prefer workers having some leverage with a union because without it, you're pretty much a slave to management.
I'm hoping that CNA is not like other unions I've encountered, and I'll probably work for the CNA hospital in my area to find out first hand. I'm impressed with what they have done in this state i.e. the ratio law, among many other things.
But I'm fully aware that unions can sometimes be just as corrupt as management. So if Tom is skeptical of unions, I certainly don't blame him. And I certainly don't think he's an idiot.