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  •  I Worked At A Company For 23 Years (18+ / 0-)

    When I first started I, along with all other non executives, was in a Union and paid for all my overtime work (which some weeks was double my regular salary).  Well, the owner wanted to retire and sold this company.  We got a new president and he (along with the new owners now located in a Red State) felt that they needed to get as many of us out of the union as possible.  I was asked to leave the union and given a (at the time) generous raise to do so.  I left the union and soon enough I was working 24/7, had stomach problems, no life whatsoever out of my job and was a total wreck.  Of course there was now no overtime pay. They then decided to get rid of all the "oldtimers" you know, the ones who still remembered the good old days when we were treated as humans and not dirt.  I was let go, got a life back and my stomach problems began to heal.  It was the best thing they could have done for me.  

    Of course, all non executive employees deserve to be paid OT.  This is why I am now more of a firm believer in union protectionnions and the protection they give employees.  

    Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

    by Rosalie907 on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 09:13:11 PM PST

    •  I guess this is one way private sector (2+ / 0-)
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      jillwklausen, CTPatriot

      unions were killed--by luring workers away from them for what seemed to be more pay. A good illustration of the need for solidarity.

      "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

      by Lily O Lady on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 08:15:39 AM PST

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      •  Absolutely Correct (0+ / 0-)

        That this is how they get rid of the Unions.  

        Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

        by Rosalie907 on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 12:05:22 PM PST

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