Unions have destroyed the US economy.
Our standard of living has diminished greatly with union contracts.
Who do you think pays for increased union labor costs, the employer, hell he just tacks it on to the product and it's the US consumer that pays. Inflation rises with rising union wages. Unions are a cancer to the US economy.
Get yours while you can, jobs are going overseas because of lower labor costs and less government regulations.
munchie: The income of workers in real dollars and as a portion of the USA GDP has fallen fairly steadily since the 1980s, but the income and net worth of the top few percent of our population has risen steadily. This cannot go on forever.
If I were to tell anyone that the Russian, Chinese, and Cubgan Communist Revolutions had nothign to do with Marx's theories you might vbe surprised, but what they had to do with was the fact that the poor folks on farms or working in factories realized that their countries' elites were getting rich off of the sweat of their brow.
About Unions: German workers are highly unionized, and the German ecopnmy is doing very well.
I won't mention the Scandinavian countries whose socialist econmies are also doing very nicely.
Actually, it's the consumer who pays for the Union's inequities. In the beginning Union's had purpose, Now they only care about feeding the big shots in the office. They ruined themselves and that why they are at an all time low for membership.
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Congrats....and best wishes. After 40 years working.....I would rather die than have to do it over.
Retirement is much better than putting up with all the #$%$ on the job. I only miss the people.
to heck with the unions, their days have past.
Unions are reasons we no longer can compete in the world anymore.
All our high paying jobs are gone overseas, we are a service nation with no skills.
Union membership is at the lowest point in 40 years and it is the cause of all the lost jobs????? Check out the CEO's responsibility for moving jobs overseas so they could fatten their outrageous benefits and salaries, Jack Welch is prime example of greed.
Sounds like a true republican.When they get done exporting the jobs and wealth out of this country there will be class warfare.And no you cant build an i phone for the same slave wages they get in China.And yes apparently you must be talking the skill thing about yourself.