Quote: Originally Posted by JLM
"They are still useful, but I would say they lost perspective and direction, among other things. A large company with many employees almost needs a union to ensure all employees are treated fairly and equally."- I was Union member in a big organization for close to 30 years and employees being treated fairly and equally is what DIDN'T happen, the parasites, drones and sh*t disturbers got extra protection.
Unfortunately that is what happens, especially when the union, and company, achieve what Dr. Laurence J. Peter refers to as a high Maturity Quotient; the number of employees at their level of incompetence X 100 / Total number of employees in the hierarchy. As the maturity quotient gets higher the amount of useful work decreases. This is inevitable and predictable, as a company gets older it becomes inefficient and begins to founder, the unions end up with incompetent representatives spending massive resources advocating for the incompetent workers, leaving little left for the others more deserving of help.
I have also witnessed younger unions doing exemplary work successfully advocating for both competent and incompetent workers equally, which by law they must, while still keeping the company's health in mind.