iwillalwayswonderwhy (1000+ posts) Tue May-24-11 12:53 AM
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.