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jgalt5042 t1_jdxzxs9 wrote

Unions are only corrupt because of the outsized negotiating power granted to them by the politicians.


hjablowme919 t1_jdzt3x1 wrote

No. Unions are corrupt because the people who work for them are corrupt.

If murder was legal, do you know how many murders I'd commit? None. Because I don't want to murder anyone. Saying people behave in a manner which they do because a system allows it is a copout. When union employees are out bowling or fishing when they should be at work and collecting six figure overtime paychecks for it, it's because they are criminal assholes, not because the system allows it.


jgalt5042 t1_je16l0x wrote

Quite the opposite. The source of the corruption is the toxic entitlement culture of a union. It’s purposefully created in a collectivist manner


hjablowme919 t1_je2lxmv wrote

I'll give you that union workers do have a sense of entitlement. But entitlement doesn't automatically lead to being corrupt. Corruption has always been a part of union culture.


jgalt5042 t1_je2o75j wrote

Exactly. Unions are a cancer


hjablowme919 t1_je2t3zz wrote

They had a purpose 100 years ago. But for the last several decades, they're just an excuse for people to steal.


jgalt5042 t1_je32ys5 wrote

Steal? More so. Organized theft.


hjablowme919 t1_je7ltcy wrote

When you've got guys putting in for overtime they never worked, it's the same as stealing.

Or my new favorite, how the MTA is missing millions of dollars in car parts. As if the employees didn't take them home or the mechanics didn't use them to repair their own cars or their friends cars. They just can't find thousands of parts.