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  •  Yes, if you don't have a union, they can (12+ / 0-)

    pretty much do what ever the hell they want. They can make up rules, change rules, lower your pay etc etc etc.

    What they are doing to you does not violate the law.

    But even when they do violate the law, without a union, who's to stop them?

    A Texas fast food joint near here forces workers to take long breaks (anywhere from 1-2 hours) in the middle of their shifts for no pay but they can't leave. Because they are supposed to be there in case they are needed. This results in them making less than minimum wage. Illegal, yes. But whose to stop the company. I found them a lawyer willing to take the case, but they are too intimidated. Some of them have no papers.

    Without a union, bottom line, your screwed. It's unions that brought us such things as vacations and weekends and as unions are being destroyed, so goes our vacations and weekends.

    WE NEVER FORGET Modestino Valentino who lost his life in the Paterson Silk Strike

    by JayRaye on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 03:50:12 PM PDT

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