M14 Shooter said:Unions once had a place in the American economy.
Now, all they do is force companies to move their production overseas where they can pay a ton less for the same work.
Stace said:What about carpenter's unions? They usually don't work for one specific company, they are often contracted for specific jobs, and what they do is kinda hard to outsource. :mrgreen:
Kandahar said:What do contractors need a union for? Whom are they going to negotiate with?
conserv.pat15 said:Do you think unions are a good thing or a bad thing?
jamesrage said:They can be a good thing because if most employers had it their way, they would not be paying the employees a decent wage reguardless of the type of work that needs to be done.Some companies like to screw the guys on the bottom just to give to the man on top, airline CEOs are a good example of that.
If it was not for unions most of america would be working for slave wages.We still need unions because companies will find ways to cheat workers,they will also figure that they can get a illegal to do the same job for 3/4 less pay.
Now I do not think people need 1 or 2 months vacation each year,free cosmetic surgery or free education provided by a company.
Kandahar said:Employers can't just pay whatever wage they feel like paying; if they don't pay the market wage, no one will work for them.
Not every job actually involves skilled manual labor.If people would be working for slave wages without unions, how do you explain the fact only 12.5% of Americans are union members?
Some are proably working below their worth.Are the other 87.5% slaves?