The Case of the Union Hitch-Hiker
Have you ever been driving down the road and encountered a hitch-hiker? The thumb is giving a message, loud and clear:
“If you furnish the car, the gas, the time and do the driving, I’ll ride with you. But you’re nuts if you think I’m going to chip in on the gas money. And, by the way, if you have a wreck and I’m hurt, I’ll sue you for all you’ve got.”
Yes, there are hitch-hikers in the union also. In one way or another they’re saying: “If you supply the protection of a contract, negotiate the contract, protect me at work, get me fair and decent wages, health benefits and hours of work, I’ll ride along with you. But you’re crazy if you think I’m going to get involved and help you make this a better place to work. And, by the way, if anything happens that irritates me, you’ll hear from me.”
Think about it – are you just thumbing a free ride? Or can you do a little more to help us all out?