Would you join a union if one were available in your field?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on September 25, 2008
“Yes, I would. I used to work for UPS, and it’s very beneficial to be part of a union. They watch your back and take care of you, so I think it’s a good idea.”
“I wouldn’t have. I think there have historically been a lot of abuses of union power. I think a good employer is going to find the best people, and that’s their challenge. If you want to be successful, you have to surround yourself with great people. I think it’s a natural process.”
“Sure, for job security and to be sure my rights were protected. And also to make sure that my work was respected by my employer, so they couldn’t just fire me and find someone else on a whim.”
“I would think almost certainly not because it would be completely unnecessary for lawyers to unionize. I think most lawyers can take care of themselves well enough.”