I worked for Costco for years, and I can tell you there is no special union-like agreement among employees. They are a regular non-unionized employer like the rest, only with a better company culture.NorthYorker wrote: ↑Last time I looked, we were subjected to a lot of hot wind about how very idea of union is bad in principle, without any geographical localization.
In a sense, it did. Costco eradicated Sam's Club in this country. Costco Canada, technically, is not unionized, but it has something called "Costco Employee Agreement". Which is (surprise, surprise) mirroring union agreement.
I am not villifying the concept of unions, I'm simply stating that the unions that exist in North America are not interested at all in a stable balance or helping their employer compete, only destructive self-interest that ultimately ruins their parent organization. The success of non-unionized (Toyota & Honda) auto plants compared to the unionized (GM, Ford, Chrysler) plants in the same province only backs this up. When any employee is free to hold his employer hostage because he feels maligned for being called out for poor performance, the organization will suffer.