Originally Posted by LarryNJ
Is it corporate greed to want a worker to actually earn their paycheck? The decline of good paying union jobs can be traced to the union greed as much as corporate greed. Funny how's it's considered greed for a company to make a profit, but it's ok for the unions to rob & steal from a company and their members.
One reason why they are making less is the work ethic of the 20 or 30 somethings isn't what it is of people in their 40's & 50's. Do they really deserve it or do they want it handed to them?
I moved to Detroit to work at Ford. Let me tell you what is killing the automotive industry. A guy on the line in a factory zipping two rivets into sheet metal all day long whining about making only $25 an hour and that he might lose his post retirement health care supplied by the company!!!! What a crock of shit!
If any area should know about the labor crisis and Union pay it is Pittsburgh. That is why the city was a decaying pit for 20+ years after all the mills closed.
These Union laborers are the same folks who have a summer home up north, boats, multiple cars nice homes, etc. For doing a repetitive job that a machine could do.
I am not saying I am any better (I work in IT) but I am not complaining, and I don't need a union.
The Unions were valuable earlier in the 20th century. Now, that all the labor laws they wanted were passed, they are unnecessary.
The same is happening in Detroit.