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Richard Jolitz: Legislature and Unions must work with Communities

Richard Jolitz

In the early part of the twentieth century unions played a very important part in workers’ right and ensuring that employers did not take advantage of their workforce. They still have a role today to help protect workers and give them a voice in their workplace.  However, in the current extremely difficult economic climate, the unions, particularly the public sector unions, must realize that they might be about to kill the proverbial goose who lays the golden egg.

I work in a union shop in my everyday employment as an EMT.  I even became a Union Shop Steward to be a more active participant in protecting my fellow employees when in need but I also understand that as part of a union we, the workers, have to be willing to work with management to protect jobs.

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