I got an email from a friend last night and this was something she asked me..... I have a question about unions, but I'm sure they are all different. XXXXXX plant workers are union. A friend of ours works there and she claims that in the union contract they are not allowed to report another worker for poor work performance. Recently, there was a guy on the line that repeatedly shut off a metal detector which scans the meat. A knife broke off and must have passed through the detector after he shut it off. Now XXXXXX has to recall all this meat. All the workers knew what this guy was doing, but claim they can't "rat" out another worker. Do you think it's true? I can't imagine a contract doing this when harm could come to a consumer or result in a huge financial loss to the company. I told her that because a contract is an agreement between a company and the union, that no, no such wording was likely to be in their contract. IMO there seems to be a lot lacking on both the part of management and hourlies in this meat packing plant.