Maybe someone can explain...
March 9, 2008 9:28am CST
I've finally found a new job, through a temporary agency. It's 90 days temp to hire. The place I'm working at the other day told me, just so I was aware, that when I get hired in full time that it's a union job. They explained how they take so much an hour from my paycheck and match it for a pension plan, and how the union dues come out of the first check each month. What I don't understand is what are the pros and cons of being in a union? I've never had a "union job" so I don't know. If anyone could explain the pros and cons, has had experience with a union, or even just an opinion, please share. Thanks!
• United States
9 Mar 08
I feel very negative about unions so I may not be the best one to answer this. In my opinion, they take your money and try to get you to go on strike if the company does not give what they ask for. That is probably not a very good summary, but it is the main reason that if they say it is a union job, I won't go any further. They are sometimes able to get some good things for people, but they really shouldn't be necessary if the company is good.