Do Unions protect lazy incompetent employees?
No, thats a common myth. A Unions primary purpose with discipline is to ensure that all discipline that the company gives is fair. In a unionized environment, a company cannot simply fire someone without having adequate grounds and being able to prove its case that firing is justified. If an employee believes he or she has been treated unfairly, the employee has a right to union representation; if the union believes the company acted unfairly we will pursue it and get it corrected.