EIA's Mike Antonucci emails this answer to yesterday's query
It's actually pretty simple, Alan. If you are paid according to your performance then you don't need the union to get you a raise. Conversely, if others receive higher pay because of their performance and you don't, then you don't need the union because it didn't get you a raise. The union must be the source of all benefit and protection otherwise it loses the basis of its exclusivity privileges.
It's not about the workers. It's about empowering the elites.
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