Had a guy the other day all but crucify me when I hinted that there may be some folks in "open shops" that were just as capable as some union folks. The 'concept' of unions was good originally, but today, the pendelum has swung almost as far as possible in the other direction. When you contemplate that for every new car(since autos was brought up) that rolls off the assembly line, the largest cost associated with that vehicle, bar none, is the pension contribution, something is askew. I can say since I have worked in both arenas, that the 'performance based concept' works far better in the open shop than the union shop, at least in my experience. It's a shame that there is not some type of peaceful co-existence that can occur. I am told that unions are going to start a more than ever aggressive campaign to increase their ranks. Obviously, the guys at GM, Ford, Delta, UPS and others would probably do things a little differently if they had the chance to do them over.
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Without unions there never would have been " Middle Class Americans", only rich and poor.
Oh, you mean like the way this country is headed now?Where I live every person has just been strapped with a 1% income/profits tax that lives within city limits even though most people/business was against it.Many good alternitives where brought up for raising revenues at city meetings (I.E. dog and pony show) but to no avail,you could tell by the attitudes of the mayor and his cronies,it was a done deal.It's my opinion the middle class in this country is gradually being squeezed out.