posted on Nov, 14 2013 @ 07:20 PM
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
Unions are a joke and are worse than corporations when it comes to greed and power hunger. They can all rot and I wouldn't lose any sleep.
Boeing CEO Jim McNerney's compensation rose 15 percent last year to $21.1 million, as the company rewarded him for better-than-expected
profits and faster airplane production.
Chicago-based Boeing Co. posted a 2012 profit of $3.9 billion, down 3 percent from 2011. Revenue rose 19 percent to $81.7 billion. Growth in
its commercial airplanes business has been offsetting shrinking demand for its military wares.
Why do you have a problem with a blue collar worker trying to make a living when the company posts numbers like these?
Seriously Zaph, with no unions, pay dramatically decreases, for everyone. Have you even tried to find a job in todays market?
I am a union sheet metal worker. I have went job searching elswhere. I have succesfully completed a two year welding course from college. Made killer
grades and was(they expired) AWS certified in several different welding processes and all positions of welding.
Every job that I went to apply at were non union , every single one, except one, starts everyone out at $10-$14 an hour. The exception being $18 an
hour and most with no benefits.
I mean really, blame the workers and not the company?????
It's alright for a company to make billions and Ceo's to make tens of millions, but when the employee, that makes the product, wants nothing more
than a decent living, is belittled and shamed?
I feel people like you are out of touch with the real market today. Skilled labor deserves more than $14 an hour. Sorry but beliefs like yours is
driving this country under because unions are becoming rarer and people cant make it on minimum wage. Add free trade and profit perks for allowing
corporations to move out of country and do business as usual here at home is straight killing us.
We need good paying jobs to bring this economy back.
But what do I know, i'm part of the problem, right?