I know you care very much about me. I know this because you say you do, and I know you never lie. But still, sometimes you make me feel icky. A few ways you could help me to feel less icky are:
1. Don't drag me to court to testify against my employer when I have nothing negative to say about my employer.
2. Don't call me a liar when I don't say what you want me to say.
3. Don't tell me unions are meant to defend contracts rather than people. People pay for unions to exist.
4. Don't promise me a vote regarding job action when you plan to make my decisions for me anyway.
5. Don't hold union meetings that involve shouting, rudeness, bullying, insults, and unprofessional behaviour.
6. Don't protect union members who are abusing the system at my expense.
7. Stop ramming your agenda down my throat. Give me information and let me make my own decision.
8. Follow through with promises made to the public.
9. Start contract negotiations with reasonable requests rather than inflating them ridiculously. Bargain in good faith even if the employer won't.
10. Send information via email rather than printing an expensive, glossy, multicoloured magazine filled with typographical errors and street lingo.
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. (Oscar Wilde)