First, you seem to be under the impression that jancare caused this accident through some kind of negligence. That Is simply not the case. Every year, 40,000 people die in car crashes. Traveling on dangerous roads and interstates is an unavoidable risk that EMS personnel take everyday. The crew was chosen for this trip because they had seven hours of downtime. This accident was tragic and Mark will be deeply missed. The cause of the crash has not been determined. You seem to think it was due to fatigue which the surviving medic said was not the case. Do not use Mark's death to push your own political agenda. It's disgusting an insult to his memory.<quoted text>
I didn't say they'd make it into law, but when the union negotiates a contract with your employer, I imagine that would be one of the first thing they'd address. As with the 40 hour work week, and mandatory holiday overtime, etc. it all started with a few well-placed negotiations in contracts with Unions, then the rest of the workforce saw the benefits of it, and pushed lawmakers to force employers to comply. I can *absolutely* guarantee you that your working conditions aren't going to get better by doing nothing. If you're perfectly happy with the way things are now, fine, but good luck explaining to the family of the next person that dies how you were happy, and willing to accept the occasional death as just collateral damage, because your $30/month is more important than their lives.
You might have to give up $30/month in Union dues, but if $30 a month would break your budget, you have FAR more to gain from a Union than you could lose. Frankly, either you're arrogant enough to believe that someone's life is worth less than $30, or too stupid to realize that a unionized workforce (according to EVERY statistic) makes considerably more money, and gets better benefits, than a non-union workforce. It's not a guarantee, but history, and virtually every other major companies pay records, don't lie.
It's blatantly clear to me that you have no involvement EMS. If you did, you would know that a 9-to-5 schedule is not feasible. You may be used to a desk job that will let you clock out at a specific time. But there is no magical force keeping medics from being toned three minutes before they are due off. But what are they supposed to do? Not respond to a man having a heart attack or child not breathing? EMS workers must be ready to respond at any time, and they do so selflessly, because they are true heroes. And as for hours, 24 hr shifts are the norm for ems and firefighters across the country. Both union and non-union. Jancare offers shifts on day trucks that are closer to a 9-5 schedule.
It is true that unions have helped some employees gain better benefits and wages by negotiating with unreasonable management. However, jancare's management is NOT unreasonable. They actively work to provide better working conditions and benefits to their employees. They encourage their workers to report issues and even provide a way to do so annonomously. They have an open door policy and Todd has never denied a meeting to any employee who has concerns. It would be pointless for jancare employees to pay a union to negotiate for them when the already have the power to negotiate on their own.
So, Azathoth, you should probably stop commenting on discussions that don't involve you and that you obviously know nothing about. Jancare is not in hinton. Go unionize summers county ems