posted on Aug, 9 2016 @ 07:29 AM
a reply to: atrollstalker
If we didn't have unions in this country, corporations would definitely take advantage of their workers. Greed has already proven to be a big
influence with corporate owners than valuing their workers. Let's face it with out workers businesses wouldn't have a product or service and their
company couldn't become successful or make them profits. American's spend hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to educate themselves to
enrich corporations and hope to make a livable wage for themselves and their family. Yet CEO's are paid millions of dollars while workers are being
paid below livable wages. It clearly shows corporations don't value workers who are the life line of their business.
Worker safety was never a concern for manufacturers until union's addressed it. If it wasn't for unions most hourly rates and salaries would take a
dive. The threat of non-union company employees unionizing keeps other non-union companies from lowering their salaries to poverty levels. It's been
proven time and time again. Overseas countries who are paying their workers pennies on the dollar are keeping their citizens in poverty and care less
about dangerous working conditions.
Corporations don't care about polluting the environment until we had government regulations stopping it! Yet they still continue to find ways around
it. Look at how the banking industry took advantage of deregulations! Predatory loans were causing people to lose their homes and the banks could
Look at how customer service has hit an all time low in the past 25 years! Ever have a problem with a product or service and when you call the
manufacturer receive nothing but a recording? After waiting a good 5 or 10 minutes you're connected to an off-shore representative from India who you
can't understand a word they're saying!!! It all comes down to companies maximizing their profits by taking advantage of low overseas wages and at
the same time sacrificing customer service and quality. American manufactures used to take pride in the quality of their products. "Made in
America" meant consumers were receiving a quality product for their hard earned money. Today more than ever, people are complaining about the poor
quality of products and the lack of customer service.
I don't know how old you are, but working conditions improved immensely once workers started to unionize in the United States. The problems with
unions today is they need to be regulated so they don't take advantage of the union protecting unproductive workers and those that take advantage of
People who believe like you are doing nothing but weakening the voice of the American people. You probably also believe that funding for Social
Security and Medicare which citizens have paid into their entire life should be cut! These and many other programs that benefit and help AMERICAN
CITIZENS, including the respected rights of workers and providing jobs here at home, should be the #1 priority of both our government and corporate
If the people of the U.S. continue to side with corporate greed and government spending cuts for its citizens, it does nothing but make the citizens
of this country lose its voice and become a slave to government and corporate interests. Our trillions of taxpayer's money is spent year after year
on military and corporate interests than on its own citizens!!!