|Home Page Commentary 30 Aug 1997|
First, let it be known that I've never been a particular fan of unions (at least as they are today). I have belonged to one; when I was doing my student teaching I joined the Teachers' Union, but never had any direct dealings with any of them. All of my other jobs have been non-union.
Here are two true stories of experiences I've witnessed involving union folks.
The other worker answered, "Screw him. It's past eight o'clock."
The other worker answered, "Well, we obviously can't do everything, but let's see what we still can do within the rules to help this guy."
Sadly, I believe that there are more people of the former type than the latter, both in labor and in management.
One final thought:
Wouldn't it be nice if labor and management treated each other as if they were actually human beings?
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