Unions protect workers’ rights
I have worked at union places and non-union places. The only places I felt intimidated were the non-union ones. The union’s fought for the 40-hour workweek, eight-hour workday, paid vacations, health care, time and half for overtime, and pensions. Companies have moved jobs overseas, and if your memory is not too short, you should remember how they treated their workers.
Yes, there have been some bad unions. There still are companies that are bad, too. I will always be thankful for the unions.
David L. Netz Sr.
Employers and unions must cooperate
This article “YRC, Teamsters work together; Two sides want to change labor agreement to help out the company” by Eric Palmer (11/29, Business) should be must reading for all other unions whose employers are having trouble due to the economy, especially the autoworkers. Everyone needs to give a little.
Remember the old saying “A half loaf is better than no loaf at all?” But companies are not asking that much.