- Apr 2, 2007
- No, sleep, till, BROOKLYN
- 11 Xterra Pro-4x, 12 'stang GT
The main thing that you don't seem to grasp is that unions have outlived their usefulness. There used to be no regulation over the industry and employers did whatever they wanted to workers and didn't pay a fair wage. Unions stepped in and made employers more reasonable.I don't agree with everything the unions want or get. But the basic fact is that they have made it so common workers aren't modern indentured servants. If you really look into the history of the union, you would see that when things improve for them, it improves for the communities they are in.
Now with government set standards and OSHA there is no need for unions. Safety is taken care of and wages can be set by the market (as they are in any other industry). The country is mobile enough to be able to leave a job that you don't like for another job.
Oh please.... My g/f put herself through college by working as an assistant in a law firm for like 11/hour. She didn't go to a huge private school that costs 25k/year she went to a city school but she still got a good education. And before you say that private schools give you better marketability of all my friends once that are best off are the ones who didn't spend the money on a private school. There are plenty of state schools that are regarded just as highly as a large number of private schools. So really don't give me this BS, there is plenty of government aid for those w/o money. There are plenty of small scholarships that don't require you to be a physics genius to get.That they can afford to send thier kids to college. When lowly workers can send thier kids to college our society improves overall.
Once again it is a question of laziness and lack of ambition. People who really want to make something of themselves won't stay in a stamping plant pressing a button all day or bolting shit together no matter how good the pay is. What UAW is doing is protecting those that are too damn lazy to even bother trying.