Just a link to back up some of the things I have been spouting.
Very interesting reading, especially if you liked "The Sopranos". If it wasn't so truly sad, it would be funny, this is the crap you have to put up with when you live in a corrupt union laden state such as this.
I also have to comment on the home owners association comparison, I feel this is a terrible comparison, it assumes that you have a similiar ability to choose both house and job. We bought a house about 6 years ago, and easily looked at 12-15 of them, in different neighborhoods, we could have continued for months, there were literally thousands that matched our criteria.
It's been a while since i looked for a job (thankfully), but i'm pretty sure MOST people are not fortunate enough to pick between thousands of offers, in this day and age many would be happy with ONE offer...so i feel that is a terrible comparison.
By the way, there are many more examples of this, just from my little area of the country, i just have to remember all the numbers of the local unions to give you the data. It is NOT isolated incident, i had to ask my friend what the number was of this union to find it though...have a bad memory.
I wasn't asking you for evidence to support my argument. I was asking for evidence -- any evidence -- regarding my specific question. If I'm wrong, then I'm wrong. But despite your "lifetime" of first hand experience you don't seem to be able to rebut my supposition, which probably means that you can't.You want me to produce evidence for your argument? Tell ya what, YOU go find me the union literature that states you have to go on your own time to support political figures that do not pertain to your job.
Edit: And now I know why. This is from the SEIU bylaws:
Here's the link (page 43): https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q...4kUeJJRWHpTd4AOriginally Posted by SEIU Bylaws
Now if you don't mind, a fine lunch of nectar and ambrosia awaits me on Mt. Olympus.
The second line you highlight? Refers to the monetary and devotional support, it's not a demand for political fealty.
Now...since you've become the expert on unions, look up in there and tell me what the term "salting" means. After you've wiped the nectar and ambrosia from you chin.
Next time, do some independent thinking and don't rely on a weak word in one line that doesn't exactly buttress your argument.
p.s. Hope lunch was good.....ambrosia usually makes me gassy
That must not mean anything either. And there's no way that failing to discharge one's duty could lead to any sort of a punishment, right?Originally Posted by SEIU Bylaws
D'oh!Originally Posted by SEIU Bylaws, Trials and Appeals section
Did I see that someone used the term "willingly join a union" in this thread? LOL at that. Most jobs that I know of that are union MAKE you join the union.
I've been apart of one union in my life; the cashiers/baggers union when I worked at a grocery store during college. I asked them if I had to join the union and they said "no, but we're still going to take our dues". Try working in a Ford plant and not join the union. Laughable.
Unions wield more power in this country than they should.
Enjoy your burrito.