Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:17 pm Post subject: An Opportunity...
So, I have an opportunity through work to take some union training. Union politics generally disgust me, and if I had the option, I'd be working for my employer without the parasitic middleman I'm stuck with. That said, I think these courses could be valuable from a 'know thine enemy' perspective - I'm not so naieve as to think I could change the culture from within, though. Still, the thought of being a union flack, even in name only, makes me feel dirty. Thoughts?
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Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:09 pm Post subject:
I'll tell you this, I worked as a Teaching Assistant as the University I studied at. I attended most of the Union meeting, usually voicing the silent majority opinion. We had a strike vote, I got my colleagues out to vote. Results:
49.4% in favour of striking
50.6% NOT in favour of striking
The point being sometimes the Union politics can be a little ugly, and the crowd not so bright, but you can influence your workplace. If I didn't get my colleagues out to vote, we would have hit the picket lines in Februrary.
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