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On Labor Day, Unions Have Nothing to Celebrate

wdecicco Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 9:47 AM
My company went bankrupt ( BRANIFF AIRLINES ) went out for a week or so , changed it's name and came back without a UNION ( they had to start over ) I think the starting pay was $7.50 per hour. Times where hard back then....
Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 10:08 AM
Yep. Tough to have to actually create more value for your employer than he or she pays you. Were you able to do so, you'd have commanded a higher wage from another employer.

This is called a "market." It is the foundation of capitalism, the economic system that has made America a beacon of hope, and a magnet, for individuals all over the world, for centuries.

BTW - is it even conceivable that one of the reasons for Braniff having gone into bankruptcy was the presence of unions? Nah.....

- Snark

For labor unions around the country, this Labor Day serves as a painful reminder that when they decided to go all-in for Obama in 2008, they alienated the rest of us non-government, non-union members- the 99 Percent- who have to go out and earn our keep every day. And that alienation is being expressed in political defeats by unions around the country. 

I’m wondering if the unions are starting to regret their investment in Obama.

Unions dumped $450 million into the Obama effort in 2008, according to the New York Times, hoping that they’d buy political clout with Obama that...

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