People and/or companies getting "slammed" on this site? I think almost all of us have been slammed at one time or other in here - individuals, contract companies and utilities alike. So what's the big deal? Sometimes the individual is just blowing off steam over some perceived inequality or less than desirable practice that they've experienced along the way.
Libel? Slander? After over 40 years in this industry and having worked at over 40 sites - NRC, DoE, and military alike - I'm sure I could whine and complain with the best of them. But I discovered a little secret: This isn't my life. This is only my job. It's how I pay for things I do with my life. I've worked with some wonderful people over the decades as well as some I would just as soon never see again. I've worked for companies (from ANEFCO to Bartlett) that I've vowed never to work for again and at sites I would just as soon never go back to.
As for NPUA: When I see a union that is willing to actually represent us and not be just another disguised job-shop with a Tech-hoarding scheme (my perception only), I will support it. In the meantime, free enterprise is still the ruling principle of the day and our piece of the industry.
If you have a better offer, the Techs will flock to it. But we are a bunch of rugged individuals and not a group of sheeple who can be led around with some vague promise of a better pay check. There are too many other issues involved - although we do all like to whine about our paychecks.
Okay, so much for my rant.
To all my brother and sister Techs (that includes all the deconners and juniors, too) out there in the nuclear world - have a happy and prosperous New Year.