The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Labor Day Musings

All right!  It seems I am able to post again without having things go belly up every time I try to correct something.  And thus far the feedback suggests it is also readable for you too.

This being Labor Day, I am reminded about how fortunate I have been in that my parents belonged to a Union.  The Unions they respectively belonged to over the years did indeed help us to have a decent, middle class upbringing as kids.  And, I am thankful the U I work at is one that has both faculty and staff Unions.  They really help the regular person to get a deal that is at least fair.  I have some relatives who work in non-union occupations, and they all end up having a great deal more stress and anxiety in their jobs.  I feel especially sorry for folks who work at the various Walmart stores nationwide.  For the work they do, they really are not treated with much kindness nor respect.

Unions are not perfect, but they are very helpful for the regular men and women of our nation.



Blogger Sharon said...

I've seen the good and bad of the unions, and believe the good outweighs the bad. Sometimes, people get a little unreasonable and that's not good.

Glad your problems are gone!

Monday, 04 September, 2017  
Blogger Gorilla Bananas said...

Why can't Walmart staff join a Union, Professor? I would guess their need for one is greater that employees who can negotiate a salary on the basis of their skills.

Monday, 04 September, 2017  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

Walmart is a non-union shop and fights against and fires anyone who tries to organize a union.

Monday, 04 September, 2017  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

more unions...

Monday, 04 September, 2017  
Blogger Liz Hinds said...

Like Sharon I've seen good and bad of unions but it's better with them than without.

Thursday, 07 September, 2017  

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