Philo wrote:F Keenan wrote:Ruutu15 wrote:
I said that I know what he did was wrong, but I support his stance on the unions and what he's done for them, especially lately. Republicans typically equal anti-union, so they will never have my support.
Well the unions did a fine job of driving up the cost of labor in this country forcing companies to ship jobs out of the country or eliminate them completely. Funny that years ago the UAW drove their wages up so high that they have collapsed their employers and screwed thousands of their "brothers" out of the job today. What a fukking joke.
if you would do any research you would know that the cost of wages and benefits are only 10 percent of the cost of a vehicle.so don't blame the unions for this debacle.
True, they are not the sole reason the auto industry is in the dumps, but don't tell me thay are not part of the problem. No one is being forced to work 7 days a week, 18 hours a day anymore. No one is being forced to work in unsafe conditions anymore. Unions served a purpose 70+ years ago, but they they are only about $$$. Of course, if you fail a drug test, are insubordinate, or just don't like where you are working, by all means go back to the hall and they will find you more work.
It just has to do with how you were raised. Some of us were raised to work hard and build a name for YOURSELF and you just might succeed. America is a great nation that will allow you opportunity, but YOU have to put forth the effort. There are no guarantees. Sometimes you win; sometimes you lose.
Others are raised that someone else (unions, government, mommy and daddy) will always be there to take care of you.