Bob Pierre's Cohoes public works colleagues George Hebert and Randall Snedecor compare notes on an upcoming job while preparing to start the day. Having a choice in day-to-day job activities ranked third among survey respondents in job satisfaction.
Why do you like being in a union? Though compensation always plays a big role in any employee's life, the benefits offered by unions can far outweigh the lower pay. Many unions offer free or low-cost health insurance and pension plans that the city funds.
Cohoes public works employees George Hebert (left), Bob Pierre, and Randall Snedecor (in truck) use a Vactor truck to clean out a sewer. Pierre said that he likes the varied work he does on a daily basis.