The folks who are in favor of  the Employee Free Choice Act are way off the wall. They write about all these people who have been fired and harrassed by their employers, and workers who have been “treated like dirt.”
Well, I’m 55 years old. I’ve been working and paying taxes since I was 14, and until 12 years ago, never worked union. I have never witnessed anybody getting fired for trying to form a union. Heck, I’ve never seen anyone trying to form a union. So for those pro-union people who cite tens of thousands of people being fired, I don’t think so.
I’m sure firings have happened, but not to the extent that unions want the public to believe.
I have never been treated badly at the jobs I’ve had that were nonunion. Listening to some of the union people talk about the big, bad companies and how badly the workers are treated, I realize that  it just doesn’t ring true.
Years ago, some places may have needed unions, but companies have come a long way in the treatment of employees. What a lot of people forget is that most company officials just want an honest day’s work for a day’s pay from their employees. Pretty simple.
I do know that if I lose my present union job, I’ll never work union again.
Paul Lowell, Rumford


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