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Killing The Goose

BigOlBear Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:12 AM
A very good point but you have to understand who is negotiating on behalf of the company and what his motivations may be. Big corporations become just as bureaucratic and big government. The CEO who is doing the negotiating today may be faced with a choice between a strike ... which will affect his paycheck today, or an increase in wages ... which will affect his paycheck today, or an increase in union benefits ... which will affect the paycheck of his successor. General Motors kicked this can of un-funded liabilities down the road so far that they were no longer a take-over target for anyone but the government and the union.

Killing the goose that lays the golden egg is one of those old fairy tales for children which has a heavy message that a lot of adults should listen to. The labor unions which have driven the makers of Twinkies into bankruptcy, potentially destroying 18,500 jobs, could have learned a lot from that old children's fairy tale.

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