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05-24-2011, 06:10 AM
iwillalwayswonderwhy (1000+ posts) Tue May-24-11 12:53 AM
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I saw something today I wasn't supposed to see
Edited on Tue May-24-11 01:20 AM by iwillalwayswonderwhy
I work for a company that has multiple warehouses spread across the country. We just got brand spanking new insurance benefits this year.

Today, I got an email from the corporate office that contained a spreadsheet that would show the new codes that will be on the paychecks.

But I'm a curious sort. The company has (much to their chagrin), 3 warehouses that are unionized. So when I saw the tab that said Unions, heck yeah, I opened it. Insurance benefits for the union employees will cost those employees 1/3 of what I have to pay for the very same insurance. The company itself pays a bigger piece of their insurance than for the rest of it.

I don't begrudge the union employees in the slightest. But I could plainly see in an instant, why corporations despise unions. I also saw in an instant, why unions are so valuable to workers.

I quietly closed the spreadsheet and pondered on this a while.

I'm still pondering.

Edited to make this a little more vague.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x1162218

Ok...typical DUmmythread....but this reply made me laugh....


LoZoccolo (1000+ posts) Tue May-24-11 12:58 AM
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2. I see your point but it is never a good idea to talk about what you did at your job on the Internet.
There has been at least one incident here where someone talked about something job-related and it got back to their employer. There are people who actively seek to disrupt the lives of people on DU. I would recommend alerting on your own thread and asking for it to be deleted.

Naaaaaaaaaaaaa people would never do that....:D

noonwitch
05-24-2011, 08:41 AM
I'm surprised the union hasn't tried to unionize the rest of the warehouses.

SarasotaRepub
05-24-2011, 08:58 AM
Honestly, you really have to be dumb as a fucking stone to post stuff like this on the internet. :rolleyes::D

Odysseus
05-24-2011, 09:27 AM
I'm surprised the union hasn't tried to unionize the rest of the warehouses.

What makes you think that they haven't tried? Not everyone wants to belong to a labor cartel.

noonwitch
05-24-2011, 10:18 AM
What makes you think that they haven't tried? Not everyone wants to belong to a labor cartel.


Free health care is usually a deal sealer for the union, though.

AmPat
05-24-2011, 10:23 AM
Free health care is usually a deal sealer for the union, though.

{OBumble Voiceover-with irritating whistle}
Let's be clear, we are not talking about free health care, we are talking about health care for our chosen people bought at somebody else's expense.:cool:

NJCardFan
05-24-2011, 10:58 AM
Free health care is usually a deal sealer for the union, though.

Please tell me you're not this dense.

noonwitch
05-24-2011, 12:57 PM
Please tell me you're not this dense.



I guess I should qualify that with by preceding it with "In Michigan", since we are still a big union state, for better or worse.

Odysseus
05-24-2011, 01:07 PM
I guess I should qualify that with by preceding it with "In Michigan", since we are still a big union state, for better or worse.

So, you're saying that Michigan has revoked the basic laws of economics?

Health care has to be paid for by somebody. Pretending that it's free just guarantees higher costs as everyone consumes the services without having to worry about the price, until the person stuck with the bill runs out of money, which is what is happening now.

fettpett
05-24-2011, 07:15 PM
we're a union state because everyone's daddy was a union member. This state has been royally FUCKED by the unions, both private and State.

It really doesn't surprise me that they pay less than the other employees

JB
05-24-2011, 07:21 PM
So when I saw the tab that said Unions, heck yeah, I opened it. Insurance benefits for the union employees will cost those employees 1/3 of what I have to pay for the very same insurance. The company itself pays a bigger piece of their insurance than for the rest of it.

I don't begrudge the union employees in the slightest. But I could plainly see in an instant, why corporations despise unions. The question is, why don't you despise the unions? You're paying three times as much as other employess in your company and that does not outrage you?

Well, if they're making 100k in wages, I hope you are making 300k.

noonwitch
05-25-2011, 08:45 AM
Obviously, my sarcasm was lost on all of you.


My guess is that the union is the source of the email that the DUer saw.