Just to give a little history on myself, I am a student at WVU, graduated this year with my BAS Degree in Criminal law, and plan to attend WVU Law School in the fall.
My idea is just that an "idea." During my high school years and time in college I was employed with(large national retail store). During my time there I met many disgruntled employees that work retail. Retail is of course very stressful. Often most people in retail are not treated as fair as they should be. I’m not a supporter of a Union assisting or in essence "bailing" out the lazy workers. I know my time at (this employer)and most if not all retail employees would agree most issues in retail stores are mismanaged and often unfair. What I am referring to is scheduling, benefits, management, and discipline issues. (this emloyer), (I am unsure of other retail employers) you can be terminated on the spot for mentioning the word "union." I feel if the employees organized a retail union the benefits would be tremendous. Issues would be difficult to organize. I feel topics such as those mentioned above should be covered under union policy. One pet peeve of mine during retail employment was employers forcing you to work past your scheduled time. I feel this is unfair UNLESS your contract states you can be forced to work, or you are an emergency services worker, or disaster management. I have a lot I could touch on this issue but just wanted to put it out there for comment.