I think a union of trainers would help trainers who work for large fitness chains. I have seen gyms slash wages by 50% or more for trainers while keeping management salaries untouched. I have also seen gyms fight against unions. I believe it would benefit the maintenance staff at these same facilities who often deal with abuse. What do you think about a trainer/fitness union?
I just finished a paper on “collective bargaining” here is the first apargraph
Collective bargaining can both serve the employee’s interests and impart injustice. It may guard against infringement of individual rights by providing a supportive mechanism to voice disagreements, and preserve fairness. In this regard, collective bargaining may be similar to class action in its ability to even out the power distribution. Yet, collective bargaining binds the individual to the rules of the majority, eliminating the option of judicial review, and to being hear as a singular voice. It may polarize employees and managers, and dismiss compensation for high performance, while at the same time rewarding the undeserving. Having experienced union protection, I must admit it was a comforting freedom. My rights to a fair salary and healthcare compensation were well protected, and I felt that my livelihood was guaranteed as long as I followed the clearly understood rules of play. There are pros and cons to collective bargaining; acceptance, all depends on which side of the fence you stand.