posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 10:46 AM
There's not a company out there anymore that can afford to pay an unskilled labourer $30/hour for sweeping floors due to the global economic structure
in today's competitive society.
IT IS the unions' fault for not waking up to this reality for the past 30+ years.
The time-old tradition of patriotically standing behind these unions has gone by the wayside. Nobody can protect anybody's jobs anymore. Wake up and
smell the reality.
If a company can't make ends meet for a variety of reasons including ridiculously high wages, then they inevitably have to shut it down. Period.
The days of making good money with no education under your belt are long gone charlie, folks.
Everybody is at fault here: the banks, the governments, AND the unions... including the naive employees who still grasp at the concept that someone
can keep them in a job.
Employees can no longer back a company into a corner and win. Companies are no longer desperately trying to keep in operations, they'll just simply
shut 'er down and/or relocate to somewhere that they can pull a profit.
It doesn't matter if it was the unions in the past that forced proper pay rates, employee protection laws, etc etc... The realities of today can no
longer support your dogmatic idolizing of the union structure because of what it has done in the past tense. Period.
It all comes down to simple mathematics.
Like it or not, that's the direction the world has gone.
This is yet another sad day for the North American economy... the domino effect of this shutdown is reason enough to hang our heads in mourning, never
mind the idea of losing brand names.
edit on 16-11-2012 by CranialSponge because: (no reason given)