My prev post is correct. Throw up all the ‘LOLs’ you please, your being ignorant hardly refutes my statement.
I’m in a right to work state (Utah); your statement pertains here.
But I spent my whole life in Ohio, and as God in heaven is my witness, there are entire occupations that you cannot even sniff, unless you are in a union.
There are some sneaky ways around it, in fact. Remember our old friend Joe the Plumber? Like many of the trades, in Ohio you must go through the union apprenticeship programs to get your professional credentials. I learned this from a former bf who wanted to be an electrician and quit the program upon learning the union would have claims to some of his earnings FOREVER.
You can work as a plumber or an electrician, but only under/for a credentialed tradesman. You had better not market yourself as a tradesman in the newspaper without certificication or you will get a “visit.” It is for this reason that people sell their skills as handymen and the like.
Yeah , unions aren’t mandatory unless you don’t want to have an “accident” at work or just an old fashioned ass whipping in the parking lot. Where did you work as a “ non union scab” next to a union worker?
I would dare you to go into NYC and try to work.
And if you DON’T join the union and seek employment in a “union shop”?
And if the law does nothing about intimidation, threats, and violence,
then it is de facto approving of these actions.
Have laws changed? When I was an IUE member dues was collected from the entire workforce, whether the employee belonged to the union or not. I thought it was a negotiated agreement between the company and the union.