How many of you understand the workings of the unions and what they mean to the American worker??? We enjoy wage laws and employment practices because of the unions. Do we really want to break the unions and go back to having companies that don't have to have safety practices, fair wages, health benefits, retirement benefits??? How many have a brick layer, electrical engineer, labor worker, auto worker,steel worker, coal miner, even office workers and garbage men in your families??? If they are protected on the job by the union rules and regulations, do you really want them to go walking steel or working underground without that protection and safety????? We are blaming the worker for the mismanagement and greed of the top regime of companies when the blame should go exactly there. To the top.Answer Question
Answer by luvmybabieskna at 10:39 PM on Dec. 12, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 PM on Dec. 12, 2008
I would not say the south is just fine without Unions. I live in a right to work state and coming from a state with Unions, I miss Unions.They protect employees from big business. Salaries are exceptional low in the state I live in currently and an employer can fire you for any reason they see fit WITHOUT explanation. Unions are VERY important and should not be undermined. If Unions are defiled workers will suffer by decreased wages, unfair work practices, unsafe work environments, etc. Big business will benefit financially from this and is waiting to seize this opportunity to enslave the average worker yet again. The formation of Unions was a hard battle and should not be undone.
Answer by Tetona at 11:08 PM on Dec. 12, 2008
Answer by LilLizaJane at 12:36 AM on Dec. 13, 2008
I have many relatives that work in jobs that require them to belong to a union. Their unions do not work for them and have not done anything recently to help them. They know the unions today are about money and power. Unions were useful and helpful but now they are not for the people they claim to represent. The reason jobs are shipped overseas is because Americans want cheap stuff. You cannot make cheap goods when people want to make 30 an hour to push a button. My brother is an engineer for Ford and the waste perpetuated by the union rules is staggering. Unions have outlived their usefulness.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:46 AM on Dec. 13, 2008
Answer by yiayiaann at 7:36 AM on Dec. 13, 2008
Answer by luvmybabieskna at 9:20 AM on Dec. 13, 2008
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Answer by Lybbie at 5:18 PM on Dec. 14, 2008