Union v. today's market

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    Hmm. Piggly Wiggly better be careful how they proceed. This almost sounds vindictive, which I believe is against the law as well.
     
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    If they can't restructure to be competitive, what exactly do you expect them to do?
     
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    If being competitive means seeing how close we can get wages to $7.40 per hour, then we are in huge trouble. Grocery store employees are not paid very well even with union representation. Again, it seems that we find ourselves in a race to the bottom to see who can make the least. This is not going to help us.
     
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    And how much did closing that store help the 108 employees that lost their jobs?
     
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    Three new grocery stores all non union within eye shot of the Piggly...No wonder the store wanted concessions or more likely, the union gone.
    This is a typical story. Union ignores economic reality and pushes the company too far. Owners tell union if the union refuses to compromise the whole thing closes. Union digs in heels. A short period of time, the company makes good on it's promise and the workers are in the union hall....Sad.
    This is the union mentality of today. as it was 50 60 or 70 years ago. Union bosses have no interest in economic reality. Unions are businesses. And as such operate in their own self interest.
    The Piggly Wiggly workers ,all 108 are out of work. The union bosses? They have their jobs!
     
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    So what you're saying is, if the other stores had been union stores, this wouldn't have been a problem.

    I agree.
     
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    The judge was an NLRB admin law judge. Color me shocked that he sided with the union.
     
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    THat would require evidence....
    Here is the question...If PW which was union was paying $25 per hour including benefits and the three nearby grocers are paying $20 per hour including benefits, how is it possible for the grocer with the union on it's back to be competitive?
    The answer is, PW cannot compete.
    The other grocers are paying market wages. The unionized grocer is forced to pay above market wages.
    You may ask how is it the other grocers are paying/deciding the market rate? Answer...The market is determined by the average wage for similar work in a particular area or community.
    The grocer with the union labor has every right to close his business if his research concludes he cannot turn a profit.
    The bottom line is the union screwed up and in the end screwed the workers.
     

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