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The only problem I have with labor unions is you can not reward individual achievement. If you have a worker that is smarter faster and overall better than the rest you can not give him a bonus or a raise. He can only be paid what everyone else is paid.
Not true. My union and most construction trades can pay more than scale, but they can't pay less. Depending on the company, the economy and the type of work, someone can make whatever the market will bear above scale. I was at $10 over scale when I left my previous employer along with holidays, vacation and a vehicle.
So you made 10 dallors an hour more than the average worker in your union working for your company that did the same job?
Yes, I made $10 over scale. I was managing others who made a few dollars over and some who were at scale. You are obviously wrong with your assertion that unions do not allow for rewarding individual achievement. I can't speak for other unions, but construction trades do allow for this.
You claimed earlier that the only problem you have with unions is their inability to reward individual achievement. Surely you can come up with a few more union canards to support your hollow ideology.
No you misread what I asked I asked if you were working on the line doing the same job as everyone else you got paid 10 dallors more... You said yes but now say you were a suppervisor. As supervisor you should be paid more. So again if you and your co worker both doing the same job not a supervisor you were paid more.
You misread me. There is no limitation on how much you can pay someone in my union, but you must pay at least scale. The others making over scale were not "supervisors". Aside from that, my job prior to that I was at a $7 over and working with a guy at $12 over and neither of us were supervising anyone but ourselves. Again, there are no restrictions to paying someone more than someone else who is doing the same work in my union.
Your assertion is still just as wrong as it was last time. You certainly must have mispoken when you claimed this phenomena is the only problem you have with unions. I'd be more than happy to enlighten you on any other misunderstandings you may have about unions.