No, I didn’t say it’s the “be all, end all” whatsoever, I wish this was a perfect world and we didn’t need unions, at least not the way they’re run here.
What I am saying is, going without a union is insanity and it was a mistake I made once and will never, ever repeat again.
Never trust a shipowner. I will definitely trust a greedy union rat bastard a hundred times more than a greedy jeaux bawss, even if said bawss only owns one squid boat.
By the way, there is no such thing as making $12/h and tons of overtime, unless, like I said, you’re working for a private owner.
Health insurance? Are you kidding? School? That will never be paid for. Bawss wants to keep you uneducated and dumb so god forbid you ever want to “run away” onto greener pastures.
You can be made beg in a union hall, but at least your name is up there. If bawss gets rid of you just because he didn’t like what you said about his favorite brand of sausage, you’re on the street.