Additionally, from my understanding of the situation there, this isn't really a situation of FFs wanting to "help out THEIR community" where they live to protect their home and family, but rather the serving of their own personal wants or needs.
The two-hatters probably aren't significantly affecting wages in the combo department, but they certainly could be making the wage & benefit discussion for their own Local more difficult.Quote:
Driving down wages because there were volunteers? You could argue that but I don't buy it.
First, do you realize that the ones making "a stink" as you put it, ARE the Union (or at least that Local)?Quote:
Preventing the hiring of additional full-time personnel because there was a not a need because of the volunteers?
That affects the union and the number of union members but does not affect them.
It's hard to definatively say if the addition of full-time personnel is being prevented in that specific department, largely because they appear to be in financial trouble and can't afford to add personnel. However, it's really not that hard to see that the two-hatters are affecting that discussion.
Well, given the fact that the law says you can't volunteer where you work, there is no argument to make either way.Quote:
Probably the same arguments against us (besides the legality issue) volunteering in our own department that simply don't hold water.