I can see how it could be annoying being forced to support a union
when you don't want to. On the other hand, it seems like an AP
employee might be benefitting from the union's presence. Do you think
our health benefits would be as good as they still are, if the
Coalition of Unions hadn't formed and together pushed thru some new
ideas on cost reductions?
On Oct 7, 2008, at 1:35 PM, Steve Bogdanski wrote:
> PS: Wasn't the APA just in trouble for trying to use union dues to
> defend itself against it's own union members? sounds like a great
> benefit to me.
Ummm, where would the money come from, if not from dues? The only
other possible source that I can think of would be the Union board,
personally. And that would seem to be a very bad idea, who would want
to provide leadership then. (but perhaps that is the desire...)
And you say "in trouble", I wouldn't characterize it that way. It's
America, anybody can sue anybody. I think there were four cases, all
of them thrown out, seemed very frivolous to me. It is at the point
that the union should sue them back to recover legal fees, IMHO.