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  • carlosizquierdo2000 carlosizquierdo2000 Dec 11, 2012 5:39 PM Flag

    Are worker unions too greedy?

    America can't afford to pay union workers over 4 times the minimum wage.

    Here in Los Angeles, we recently went through a Port of L.A. Clerks' strike. This group is unionized and was supported by the much powerful Longshoremen Union. The strike crippled cargo shipments.

    The Port Clerks were getting paid over $80,000. 00 to start and yet were clamoring for more. The excuse of the clerks was that the strike wasn't about pay. It was about outsourcing and losing jobs to automation. The suit was settled and the Clerks ended getting a $1.00 per hour raise on top of their exorbitant pay.

    A message go these people: We live in a global society where there is competition for your job! Your job can be eliminated if it can be done cheaply elsewhere. We live in a competitive world.

    Whey should I buy a $35,000 U.S. produced car when I can buy a Japanese or Chinese car at $25,000 with the same quality?

    Why should I pay U.S. union workers $80,000 when there is competition for his or her job?

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