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Old 08-01-2014, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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And you suggested it was the unions fault? Why is the non union Toyota cost more? Should Toyota pay the same wages that are paid in third world India? Would Texan's work for such paltry wages?

Again, how is this price difference a union fault?
Nope..it's the high cost of labor in the US, union or not.

A worker's salary is only 1/2 of what the actual labor cost is to the employer.
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Cold Springs, NV
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Nope..it's the high cost of labor in the US, union or not.

A worker's salary is only 1/2 of what the actual labor cost is to the employer.
Hence, therefore unions are not the problem. The problem is globalization, and our corporations lack of civic pride. It should eventually balance as wages in other countries rise. Ours has seen little growth since the 80's in comparison to inflation.

Currently the working class is taking a beating.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:35 PM
 
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Most of these gains were made simply because the marketplace required businesses to lure qualified people with good benefits.
This is a joke. Right?

If it's not, you need to read up on the history of the labor movement as you are woefully misinformed.

These gains in working conditions all came about over the strong objection of the wealthy, business folks who insisted that any increase in salary, any additional expense for safe working conditions would ruin it all for everyone. People were killed and lives were ruined in the fight to get decent working conditions and fair pay.

Every time workers start getting smug about how special they are and how much they are worth, the 1%ers stage another financial meltdown and before you know even the Special & Unique will dance naked on your noggin' for a nickel.

McDonald's protesters are standing up for decent base pay for everyone. Unless you are one of the 1%ers, that would be you as well.
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