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  •  i have encouraged my assistants (10+ / 0-)

    at a certain veterinary clinic to organize with other clinics to regularize pay/hours/duties along the lines of nurses,etc.  since that is exactly their job and the hours and work is physically and emotionally taxing.  not to mention the possibility of exposure to infectious disease.  unions in veterinary clinics are sorely needed.  

    We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers - thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams. - Peter S. Beagle

    by jk2003 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 06:37:28 AM PST

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    •  Question (6+ / 0-)

      Are they afraid to organize?  Many folks are because cheap pay is better than no pay.

      •  not afraid (1+ / 0-)
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        uninformed and many look at the job as a starting point not a career.  though most of my assistants have been there for years.  one is the daughter of a teabagging gun nut who thinks unions are the work of satan i am sure.  she is a great help though and great at her job.  incredibly compassionate with animals and so annoyed when owners do not have the ability to pay for health care for their pets (i have tried to help her connect the dots to healthcare for people but there is a sticking point in her brain).  

        We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers - thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams. - Peter S. Beagle

        by jk2003 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 10:04:42 AM PST

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    •  Its funny that you say that to me because (0+ / 0-)

      my wife and I own a veterinary hospital and have been encouraging all our employees to explore the benefits of collective bargaining for years! They tell us they don't need it because we take such good care of them but I like to tell them (as a former member of the UFCW) that unions benefit everybody in society- even the business owners who protest them!

      Let's go back to E Pluribus Unum

      by hazzcon on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 07:21:54 PM PST

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      •  ha! - my husband is a UFCW member. n/t (0+ / 0-)

        We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers - thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams. - Peter S. Beagle

        by jk2003 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 10:21:01 AM PST

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