Re: Contractors suck!!! I have worked for a cable company here in Central Florida for six years. Currently I make $18 per hour, top out at $28 in 7 years, have another $12 per hour in benefits (matching 401k, pension, vehicle, schooling, health ins ....) have a great schedule, a total of seven weeks per year paid time off plus countless other benefits. I have never needed the help of a union to advance me up our corporate ladder, never expected my employer to raise my wages to match my lifestyle but adjusted my lifestyle to match what I make, in other words live within my means. So many of us aren't disciplined to do this and complain about wages and hide behind unions. I've never had to worry about layoffs, dues, contracts or the lazy coworker next to me being protected by the union. Unions create lazy workers that never move from a position, stifling the people and positions under them.