One thing I know about politically polarizing issues: arguing for middle-of-the-road positions alienates a lot of folks.
But here goes anyway.
I don’t love unions.
And I feel I can say that with some authority, given that as an employee of several media companies, I’ve been a member of three of them.
In every case, I felt unions were so concerned about protecting territory, that they were, at times, anti-progressive, and too often in the business of preserving their power.
I couldn’t touch equipment.
I was prevented from developing technical skills I would have been wise to learn.
Later in my career, when I worked at non-union shops, I was glad that, if I wanted to try something new, I could.
Now, that may seem like a funny way for me to argue that right-to-work laws are a bad idea, but that’s where I’m going with this.