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Pseudoboss11 t1_iu5hcjb wrote

If they unionize and the union negotiates a different benefit package, they will get it, as the union will negotiate that change.


jeffinRTP t1_iu5pqkm wrote

If they change the benefits or wages of nonunion workers the union workers would not automatically get the same benefits. Yes, the union would have to negotiate with the company for the benefits. Exactly what I said.


Im1Thing2Do t1_iu8u02b wrote

So everyone gets higher wages and better benefits than before. That’s good, isn’t it?


jeffinRTP t1_iu8va8a wrote

Still waiting to see someone show me where the union workers received the same increase.


Im1Thing2Do t1_iu9683v wrote

But that is not the issue? Unionized workers negotiated higher wages and better benefits for them, corporate doesn’t like that they do that so they pay non-union employees higher wages than the union employees to discourage union activity. Outcome: everyone gets either higher wages, better benefits or both. It’s not about everyone always being paid equal, it’s about everyone being paid more than before the union contract, because without the union corporate wouldn’t have an incentive to pay non-unionized workers more


jeffinRTP t1_iu9bt00 wrote

But that had nothing to do with my comment. All I said was that Starbucks gave nonunion employees a raise that it didn't give union employees. I never said anything about the good or bad points of unions, whether what they did was legal, etc.