Posted 2 years ago on June 12, 2012, 8:55 p.m. EST by DanielBarton
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So i have been working as an estimator for a painting company for the last 6 weeks and i have learn a lot about unions and which ones are good and which ones are bad. Before i used to think of them all the same but they aren't trade unions are something special.
As Painters they can join a craft Union this means that they go to school for 3 years and become an apprentice. when they do the work is usually better than non union. It also pays better and gives more benefits.
I also got to see the relationship between management and the workers. With out us they don't get jobs every bid i put in creates a job for these people it does create work for me. My bosses are all former painters who worked their way up in the business. Now we dont take as much from the top as people think we will be lucky to get 10% profit from a job due to rising cost of everything and the fact there is less work than there was five years ago. With this i'm learning the fact management is needed because we help them guide and get work for them. They in turn do work for us and get paid. its a mutual system with pretty good check and balances.
So with this i will say i am all for Craft/trade Unions now but not labor unions the craft unions have problems too with political bullshit but not as much as labor unions.
here is my two cents for now