Sun 16 Nov, 2008 03:53 am
Unions' Modus Operandi has been to demand an increase in wages each year and if not then a strike follows. To increase their power they consolidated into an industry-wide union that is so powerful it has the power to wreck even the largest company in any industry. This tactic has led to the de-industrialization of America. The US steel industry is no more and Ohio is part of the rust belt. What is needed is to roll back the unions' industry-wide consolidation. Unions should be like a marriage of one man, one woman, so it should be one company, one union.
The strategy of escalating cost is also driving companies to bankruptcy, conglomeration, overseas operations, to opening plants in non-union states or closing plants. Unions should instead use their dues to buy company stocks and have union leaders as members of the Board of Directors. They can participate in the decision-making process and will not make outlandish demands as now they are privy to company finances. If the union is limited to one company, the union leaders would be reluctant to drive the company out of of business. The pay increases would be commensurate with company profits and everyone will be happy.
ah, i thought you meant the morning after pill.
89% might be good odds in a card game, but. . . .
selective listening, i has it. :-)