I believe at one point in time unions were necessary, but with all the labour laws, safety organizations, insurance boards... I personally feel their time is over. All they do now is take a portion of their members wages, provide little or weak representation for the "individual" in return. Unions force organizations to increase prices, cut back on services and do things like this lock out. When will unions begin to understand that the economy sucks ass, that there are a hell of a lot of people out there without jobs and many with jobs struggle to make ends meet. I own my own business for the last 16 years, and I have NO benefits, I haven't increased my salary in over 6 years and the only pension plan I have is CPP, for what it's worth. Stop whining about your horrible +$25/hr job and get back to work! Rant over. Carry on.
1st Ranger Platoon of Canada
Rangers Lead the Way. Most of the time.