It is always gratifying to see workers, at any level, who understand that how well they perform is the measure that counts. Cause that's what is additive to the bottom line and develops job security and a solid compensation package.
We agree on the above, however Sandfan I seen where that won't matter. I worked in a non-union facility and outproduced in what I did, my co-workers did as well.
I retired, one of my co-workers left for another position and the last one who had an impecable record in all forms asked for a raise.
They denined him, and told him you'll get your raise according to your years of service. well he left and got a management job with a competitor.
So you see it dosen't always work the same in all situations union or otherwise.
This guy was a very good productive employee but they refused to upgrade him no matter how good he was...result he left and they are still trying to find a replacement for him, my co-worker who took another position and even me.
When you have good people working for your company you should take care of them, as it's not that easy to replace them.
That was my experience and realize that's not how it is with all companies and non-union places, however the same can be true about union workers.
To say ALL union workers are lazy and unproductive is BS, to say all non-union workers are good is also BS, there are good and bad in both and those that don't see that have no common sense.
It appears there is a anti-union sentiment here, that is your opinion and I don't blame you for that but when you put all union workers in one basket then your full of chit, just like if I said non-union work isn't good I would be full of it too, but I'm not saying that.
These attacks on unions and Obama are never ending here but you know what it won't matter one bit come Nov. 6th.