I appreciate the union, and what it does to protect workers. Unfortunately where I was, there were several employees who abused those protections: calling in several days, showing up hours late, complete lack of teamwork. I did like the management, they were fairly relaxed and really tried to inspire me to grow in the organization. Unfortunately, there was no certainty that I would become a career employee any time soon, which is the first step in making those moves into management. I, admittedly, was a bitter at the fact that one of my coworkers was in line to obtain the next the next career position, despite the lacking performance and attendance (thanks to the union as well).