You won't get the nod over him! It is senority first in last out. you can be busting your hump all day long and the more senior guys are out slacking. You get your slip and back to the Hall you go. They get ROF'ed and they go back to the hall and get hired first because they are senior to you. Get the picture now how unions work? Oh and when your starving have no food on the table and you are in the hall waiting for a dispatch just remember to pay them dues. So the Buissness manager can keep his job.Robladd,
I got no problem with a guy on the job making the same dime I make and producing less than me. He can't underbid me! And I out produce him! Great! It is perfect even. As you know when the work slows I'll get the nod over him. The contractor makes more money off of me than he Duz off of him. You know how it works. Over the course of a year, or now going on 20 I've made out very well in this system we have.
I'd rather be in a competition to out produce the next guy than be in a competition to work for less than he will any day.