Hold on just one minute, I never ever said you could lose your job if you don't do what the Union wants.(Right to Work State)Unless you want me to take your statement literally, then I could say, you could lose your life if do not do as I say and don't jump off the mountain.<quoted text>SO you admit that you can lose your job if you do not do as the union says.. NO organization is going to tell me when I can or cannot work.
Please allow me to explain again;
If the Union calls a strike and I cross the picket line to keep working, while the Union and Company keep barginning, from that point on I will be known as a "Scab".
Now after the contract is signed and everybody goes back to work, I as a Scab will not belong to the Union that just got me my raise and other benefits. They still will have to honor any grievances I might have against the company.
It would be my co-workers that would not talk to me, or help me,ect. thus slowing down production. Management would not like this atmosphere, so more often than not they would promote and transfer me very far away and hope(or could care less) where I end up no one finds out that I scabbed. Because if craft finds out their boss scabbed then again production would go down........but this time I'm a manager(with no protection) they would fire me, I would have no where to turn.......but to hit the road.
The Union didn't get me fired, it was my own greedy action that got me fired. Any good Union has to follow the Labor laws. Any good Union has to have members that stick together and still follow the laws also. It's the greedy people(in this case) that get fired.