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Unions Slump on Bad Obama Bet

Joseph64 Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 8:22 PM
"Some Unions provide years of education along with years of hands-on training, BEFORE a worker can be trusted to do a job by himself." And this is part of the problem. Businesses do not want workers who need years of on the job training before they can work independently. They want workers who can start working with minimal training and are capable of working independently without requiring someone to hold their hand. If someone comes out of a college or trade school looking for a job, isn't that enough training? Why should the employer have to pay for a low productivity worker and his nursemaid for years before they can do the job?
searcherseeker Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 9:37 PM
Apprenticeship takes time; as much as a worthless college education. To become a journeyman allows you to be responsible for the decisions you make. That is more than a bachelors degree will do. Unions produce credentialed skilled workers.

However, unions also produce herd mentality and union bosses who believe the "job" belongs, not to the company which produces it, but to the union who provides the worker. Big mistake. Without the company, the job does not exist.

Alarm bells are going off for labor unions around the country.

Four years after electing the most pro-labor president of the last half-decade, it looks like the scheme has backfired.

In 2008 and 2012 labor unions used everything, including a little body English, ballot stuffing and voter intimidation to elect a president who would bring the prestige of presidential backing to recruitment efforts for labor unions.  

Since then not only have labor unions taken historic defeats in former union strongholds, like Wisconsin and Michigan, labor union membership is declining at a rate that will make them a...