Very well said.No one should have to feel like they have no options in life, or that they are utterly alone. A job should not be something that offers nothing in return for hard work except a paycheck that forces someone to choose between food or medical needs. That’s why unions exist.
Unions not only raise the economic quality of life for workers, but can also offset the “difficult-to-measure social costs borne by working-class youths as they struggle to forge stable and meaningful adult lives.”
When someone joins a union, they are joining a family–a group of brothers and sisters who go through the same things they do, who will stand with each other when the inevitable bumps in the road do occur. And together, union members have a strong voice that fights for good jobs, which in turn leads to more opportunities for a fulfilling personal life as well.
Even the people I don't exactly ENJOY working with have been by my side when times were tough. If it was something one of us needed, say because of a sudden accident, or if the company was trying to pull something on one of us, we stand UNITED, I'll pay my dues until I retire thank you very much.
It's obvious Unions aren't for everyone.