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Squidboy October 31st, 2014 2:14pm

Are you now or have you ever been a member of a Union? If so, share your affiliation in comments. Save your union bashing comments for another question please.

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BJSees Traverse City, MI
11/01/14 9:43 pm

Was once a member of IUOE...
Operating Engineers.
Will NEVER pay dues to AFL-CIO again!
Only org more corrupt than US Gov!!!

saulecker Durham, NC
11/01/14 5:28 am

I was in the International Association of Machinists. This was when I worked in a reservation center for an airline.

swjboucher Just Run
10/31/14 3:17 pm

Yes. They suck the life from you and the company.

rangeman Lafayette IN.
10/31/14 2:19 pm

1 month 18 days Union Contractor didn't want to follow EPA Rules. I pushed it. Let go. Workforce Reduction

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/31/14 10:41 am

Have not but my father was a member of the mechanics in you and through Boeing and my husband is a member of the teachers union

10/31/14 8:20 am

I have not, though some people came through drive thru with "Power to the Union" blaring on the radio. I won't say my opinions on unions though in this poll

ovcourse Commiefornia FJB
10/31/14 8:11 am

In the UAW years ago in Michigan when I worked for Ford. The UAW did a great job of taking dues from my paycheck before I got laid off - unlike the union leaders. I learned my lesson, and I went to college, and have had a solid career ever since.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
10/31/14 7:50 am

I've never been part of one, but my dad was.

fifeSymington Rose City
10/31/14 7:29 am

Yes, as part of the APWU, and I don't understand the hate against unions. It's just the workers equalizing power with the employers.

sojourner present
10/31/14 7:26 am

MEA. Unions are a balancing actor in the economic arena. Without them the swing of power to corp. would be too great. Not that they are perfect! There are a lot of problems and bad actors on both sides of this scale.

bMyComrade Stumptown
10/31/14 7:16 am

Yes, part of the MEA-MFT while I taught in Montana. The union represented teachers and state workers (which included my dad even though he wasn't a member).

bMyComrade Stumptown
10/31/14 7:19 am

The state workers negotiated a pay freeze near the beginning to the recession in order to help the state stay solvent. Then the republicans in the legislature refused to honor the end date, even after the state had returned to a surplus.

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
10/31/14 7:15 am

After Obama, unions are the single greatest destructive force in America today. Unionization should be abolished and a marble statue of Scott Walker should be erected on the Washington Mall.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
10/31/14 7:44 am

You only read half the question? Save the hate for your own poll.

ScottyDoesNo Stand back and stand by
10/31/14 7:59 am

I'm just so grateful union membership is plummeting and union greed is the reason.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
10/31/14 7:14 am

It's been over 30 years now - but I was a member of the UFCW - local 1092.

rickvee Living the dream
10/31/14 8:25 am

I was UFCW back in 1994 at my first job.