greg white wrote:
Yeah,it is ALL the workers fault.
Them boys at GM are doing JUST what mangament told them to do.
I never said it was the worker's fault. If you need a job and the field you are qualified in happens to be controlled by a union then you have to become a union employee. They you do what the union says to do. The company didn't tell the workers to go on strike, the union did.
One of my friends is a union electrician. approx. 40 to 50% of the time he is out of work, collecting unemployment. He refuses to go out and work in a non-union setting because the IBEW forbids it. So he sits around bemoaning his lack of money and waiting for the union hall to call him with a job.
I'm sorry, that's not for me. I need a steady paycheck, benefits, and a 401K, all of which I have been able to find without the help of the unions.
BTW, I did work in a union shop at one time, I wasn't impressed.
I really don't feel all the major employees would be wringing their hands with glee if the unions disappeared, they would realize that they can finally become competitive with other manufacturers and the rate of production in America would increase, less work outsourced overseas where it's done for less.
I've worked in non-union shops which provided the same benefits for the employees so there was no need for a union, the employees didn't want it, why add the union dues deduction to their paychecks when there was no need?