I've been a union member all my working life, but I still disagree with much of what goes on. Like most things in life, the situation varies, some unions or union branches have absolutely no common sense and are still militant to the extreme, other local or company branches can be very sensibly run and a great asset to both the employees AND the employers. I find it hard to defend unions, though, when I hear so many things from friends in other walks of life where it seems to be carte blanch on taking unbelievable liberties with and abusing hard won benefits that gets the total backing of local representatives. To be honest, I have no faith in my own union any more, and have long since ceased to place any faith in them actually assisting me personally, but I stay in as I still believe in the principal of a SENSIBLY run union. I think it is a combination of lack of faith in the union ideal and also employers having a wealth of foreign, contract workers available, who (In my experience) are loathe to join a union for fear of detrimental treatment from the employer.
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