Because I don't want to pay a corrupt bloated bureaucracy that cares about its own perpetuation and political power and doesn't give a flying fuck about me.
Because I can negotiate my own fucking wages.
Because I'm worth what I get paid, and if someone negotiates that higher than I'm being paid more than I'm worth. If someone negotiates that lower then they've cost me money. Neither of these are good.
Because I didn't ask the union to do a fucking thing for me.
Because my employer can't afford those wages so the company is doomed.
Is that enough reasons yet, or do I need to keep going?
Please keep going. Maybe at some point you will address my point about it being MANDATED by law that the union negotiate for you if you work in a union shop. I doubt it since you seem a little upset but go ahead and give it a shot.
Sounds like your union sucks, therefore all unions suck? Maybe you should get more involved in your union.
If unions are great (and some maybe not), the solution is astoundingly simple: MAKE
I live in Texas. We're right to work, exactly as it should be. I used to live in another state, where I quite literally watched the UAW destroy the town. Family members out of work PERMANENTLY because the union couldn't "negotiate" a "sensible" contract. That auto manufacturer now CEASES TO EXIST. The manufacturer that came in and bought the plants hired many of the workers back, new union contract, things were tough but they too were forced out of town when the "contract negotiations" failed. 100% of those "union protected" jobs are now *gone*. Unions are nothing but self-serving parasites.
Then get rid of the law that says the union has to negotiate for all employees and not just the ones willing to pay the dues. Why should you get the benefits my union dues paid for?
Why should someone have to switch jobs to avoid the union? Why shouldnt they have the fucking *right* not to have to join the union at a workplace?! How is that not the union interfering in someones private life?!
They have to switch jobs to avoid the union because it was made illegal for a union to only negotiate for its members. It has to negotiate for all employees that are in the same job they are negotiating for. Why should you get the higher wages a union brings(and it does bring them) but not have to help pay for the expense of getting those better wages?
Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as the strawberries, knows nothing about grapes. -- Philippus Paracelsus