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Curt136 Wrote: Jul 30, 2013 12:45 PM
The jobs drain has been evolving for decades, due many to high union wages and benefits along with the rise of the global economy. The first signs of this exportation of jobs was in the auto industry in the 1970s and '80s. American car buyers discovered they could drive a better-quality Japanese car far more cheaply than anything Detroit was producing. Detroit ignored the loss of market share and continued to produce big, gas guzzling, rust buckets. The loss of high-priced American jobs became a trend across all industries as China and India emerged with millions of hungry, smart workers. The result is an America with fewer good jobs and more unskilled people willing to survive on government handouts.
old progrmr2 Wrote: Oct 07, 2013 12:52 PM
Much of what you say is true, but now just look at the tens of thousands of good paying jobs in the Southern, right-to-work states Auto builders like BMW (SC), Mercedes (AL), Hyundai/Kia (AL), Volkswagen (TN), Honda (OH), Toyota (TX, KY, TN), Nissan (TN); plus dozens of transplant suppliers (ZF, Getrag, Bosch, Siemens, etc., etc. More Americans employed making these "foreign" nameplates than building the old Big Three. Lazy, incompetent management (Roger B Smith!) doomed the Big Three. They caved to Union demands and then focused on cost cutting and abusing their vendors (Lopez!) rather than product and quality. The Big Three (except maybe Ford) really committed suicide.
mjacobson695 Wrote: Aug 04, 2013 4:53 AM
As the USA had more union demands , salaries went up, cost went up , workers were being asked to pay more for their u ion dues !! A never ending cycle of escalating costs and more taxes being taken out of paychecks!! Eventually the jobs in the northeast ( manufacturing ) USA went elsewhere!! Where wages, no unions were not as strong or nonexistent !! Detroit etc never kept up with newer trends to smaller cars etc
rmyles Wrote: Dec 07, 2013 8:20 AM
In their inception the union's did the right thing and did protect worker's from slave labor conditions and wages. Unfortunately they fell into that big money trap and resulting corruption. now the union Bosses operate out of glass towers inside the beltway with president's and underlings that have never set foot in any of the factories they represent the worker's in, let alone ever actually did any of the work. So today the unions are indeed dying off like the dinosaurs they have become Unfortunately before they do die their slow anquishing death the workers will pay a terrible price in lost jobs, stolen pensions and any other means the unions can screw their very members out of, just as the factories did in the beginning

On the first Friday of each month, the financial markets, the mainstream media, and, in fact, the whole world eagerly await the U.S. monthly jobs report. 

Tony Slydini, Doug Henning, Ricky Jay, Warren and Annabelle, and even Harry Houdini (some of the greatest magicians of all-time, apologies to others), would be truly proud of the art of misdirection repeatedly achieved by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and subsequently via the Obama administration. 

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