Re: Technical Writing Union

Subject: Re: Technical Writing Union
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 19:56:09 -0800

Michele Marques wrote:

Did that union help the computer professionals? Maybe when dealing with
grievances. But when the union and management worked out a new pay scale
EVERY SINGLE COMPUTER POSITION was determined to be overpaid. Oh, yes, and
the union also negotiated for us that nobody could be given a promotion;
there had to be a new position posted to which any union member could apply.
The best person for the job could not necessarily get it; the most senior
person who met the posted requirements had to be given the position.
Sorry, but I've done much better without a union.
Did it ever occur to the computer professionals to get involved in the union so that their interests were better represented?Or to form their own union?

Unions are only as good as the people involved in them. If you sit back and don't get involved, then you always get the kind of government you deserve.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

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