[rescue] Cluesticks (was Mounting and Dumping)

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 19 06:37:14 CST 2004

--- "Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Jan 2004, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> > I have a friend that worked for the state of Pennsylvania, in their
> > Liquor Control Board - he was forced into the union
> If you're forced into the union, doesn't that sort of destroy the
> whole purpose of it?  What would've happened if he hadn't joined
> the union, or if he'd left it right after getting the job?

Not options - the union "dues" were part of the compensation package. I
think most that paid them that were in similar situations just viewed
it as money down a rat hole...

> > but because he was viewed as "nearly management," he was precluded
> > from voting in union elections/matters...
> Seems like he should've "nearly paid" his union dues, then.  What the
> hell good is a union where you have to abide by all the rules, don't
> get to vote, still have to pay, and don't get to choose to be in or
> out of it, anyway?  Sounds like that solution is worse than the
> problem.

Payroll deductions don't allow for "near" payments ;^) Also, even one
dime towards a union that does nothing for him is money down a rat
> > Of course, they still took their "union fee" right out of his
> > paycheck just the same...
> Right.  <dave>Fucking Suits</dave>

Union == Suits? I thought Unions looked out for the little guy, and
Suits (by our agreed definition) take advantage of the little guy...


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