Why do government workers feel the need to be unionized?
Working for city, county, state, or even the federal government is probably the only job where you get to vote for the boss of your boss, so why would you need more representation than that?
Asked By: The Fed Up Matthew™ - 1/27/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
For years, I worked for local government, was not unionized and there was absolutely no need to do so. Unionization, in theory, encourages quality and productive employees and guarantees a safe work environment. In reality, work place safety rules are already covered by OSHA and unions, in many cases, foster low-... More
Answered By: Nikki S - 1/27/2010
Additional Answers (9)
I don't like unions, but I don't think I can blame anyone for wanting to be in one. All it means is a better deal for them. If that's not greed, what is?
Answered By: Pfo - 1/27/2010
Because they are being pressured into it
Answered By: Paul Grass™ - 1/27/2010
Not necessarily. For example, that's been a source of contention with Joel Klein--an appointed position overseeing public schools. He's not voted in, but he's a big boss with a lot of power.
Answered By: Forget War Buy More - 1/27/2010
You think nothing gets done at the DMV now, can you imagine if they were unionized? Holy hell! There would be cobwebs growing on the corpses. And a unionized TSA?!? Five hour waits instead of the usual two.
Answered By: Philip McCrevice - 1/27/2010
That is odd isn't? The police are even in a union and they are all Republicans for the most part. It must have something to do with workers rights and living wages.
Answered By: Laughing Man - 1/27/2010
Actually a Government job is one of the few places that I can see a union doing more good than harm. The Government will get away with whatever it can and since it can enact laws that affect the workplace it is necessary to have that sort of check on it.
Answered By: kerfitz - 1/27/2010
Because it is only right that if the government has democracy so should its workplace. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Answered By: iamct01 - 1/27/2010
JOBS FOOL JOBS PAY TAXES JOBS BUYS CARS AND HOUSES CHINA HAS NO UNOIN........ITS COMMUNIST AND HAS CHILD LABOR FOR PROFITS which DUM ameircans buy
Answered By: GOingRush - 1/27/2010
Give a person the opportunity to rob others and get away with it and they will take it. Union workers are thieves and deserve to be hanged.
Answered By: GOP John - 1/27/2010
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Sobre 287 Trabajos en tu area. $15-87/hora - Aplica Ahora.
Other Career Questions
What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.