I think unions are sometimes necessary. I also think some unions do spoil people through a sense of entitlement.
If you've ever been on the hiring side you'd know how tough it is to fire problem employees if they're part of an large and aggressive union. We have people shuttled from dept. to dept. because they have seniority and can't be fired, but nobody wants them because they are dead weight. Similarly, it's sometimes difficult to hire specific individuals because they don't have enough seniority in the system.
OTOH, without a union some companies are more than willing to take advantage of its employees, which is why in some instances unions are necessary.
As the saying goes, it takes two to tango. Contracts are negotiated between the union and employer -- there is nothing in a contract that an employer hasn't agreed to. It is absurd for employers to complain that a collective agreement makes firing difficult when they were the ones who signed the agreement.If you've ever been on the hiring side you'd know how tough it is to fire problem employees if they're part of an large and aggressive union.
say his salary is $65,000 minus taxes and deductions that is paycheque of about $1700 every two weeks, about $3400 a month and you all think that is grossly inflated? To live in this city with 4 kids? what world are you guys living in? That is not a huge salary by any stretch, that is barely livable in this city. Some people just like to complain about anyone they see as "lazy" what is the difference between this guy sitting in a booth or a receptionist sitting at a desk?
Agreed, but the left leaning governments have kowtowed to the unions for a very long time. Therein lies the problem, and hence the rise of Ford. If things had been kept in check financially, I suspect Ford would never have been elected.
Oh please, spare us the bullshit. I make just under that and have never had a problem making ends meet.
60,000/year should be where the salary maxes out for such a position.
I think the Fords must have some sort of unhealthy relationship with the police. Doug Ford was previously dead set against killing the requirement for paid duty police, despite his brother's no-more-gravy-train rhetoric.Oh please, it was Ford that gave the police union their biggest pay increase ever. Do some research, the right has kowtowed to the unions just as much as the left. Neither is perfect.
This is very true. It requires meticulous documentation, which a lot of management types may not be used to doing. I suspect this even more true in academia, since academics in new management positions may not have a lot of experience with this.As the saying goes, it takes two to tango. Contracts are negotiated between the union and employer -- there is nothing in a contract that an employer hasn't agreed to. It is absurd for employers to complain that a collective agreement makes firing difficult when they were the ones who signed the agreement.
My spouse used to chair an academic union, and also worked as their grievance officer, and she routinely complained that when there were genuinely bad employees, the employer refused to use the means they had available for discipline and/or firing. The university would bitch about the situation, but simply wouldn't go through the mutually-agreed process for firing. It was frustrating for her, because she was required to serve as the advocate for the bad employee, even though she knew that a) they should be fired, and b) they could be fired, if only the university would follow the contract.