I have been an automotive technician for a long time and have grown to hate my career choice. After some looking around, I found a great paying job at a machine shop. This shop has a long history with my family and is a great place to work. However, it is part of a union.
I have a few questions about unions.
Layoffs- how does this usually work? Does the union pay my unemployment, or does the state pay it?
Union dues- do they rape you? Are benefits usually included in the dues, or are they separate?
Strikes- do I have to go on strike? I really don't care and will continue working if possible as I want the pay.
I'd also like to know what your opinion is on unions? Tell your experience with them please.