If you find the subject of collective bargaining (A Union) compelling, look above to the page labeled “UNION AGITATOR” He has offered an introductory message: Look above and click.
I am not sure about unionizing. So, Mister “Agitator” is on his own. I have proposed the idea that pharmacists are adults, capable of acting in their own best interest. I am not so sure about that.
However, I was a member of the Retail Clerks Union when I worked for Thrifty Drug Stores in the late 1960s in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was an Ohio boy agog in what the union gave me. Time and a half over 8 in a day or 40 in a week. Plenty of holidays. Is eleven possible? Good vacation line-up. If Thrifty called me in for a sickness or other emergency, they had to pay me for 8 hours. On and On.
Still, I knew that I was just a novelty to this union. It was, after all, the Retail Clerks International Association.
My biggest problem is this: The union was so strong that we had dead wood opportunists who yawned their way through a work day. They did the minimum and to hell with Thrifty. I think that this attitude is wrong. It is the attitude that got American cars the reputation of being “Pieces of shit”.
Union or not, I have always given my employer consummate value for his money. Union members who skate their way along a sleazebags.
That’s what I think. How about you, SOSP?