Unions Suck!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Mr. P, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. Mr. P
    Offline

    Mr. P Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    11,329
    Thanks Received:
    618
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    South of the Mason Dixon
    Ratings:
    +618
    And these guys are IDIOTS!

    http://money.cnn.com/2006/04/04/news/companies/delta_pilots/
     
  2. fuzzykitten99
    Offline

    fuzzykitten99 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    2,965
    Thanks Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    You'll have to check the Marauder's Map...
    Ratings:
    +199
    well, now, not all of them are bad. there are some good ones out there, and my husband happens to be in one of them. not that he had much of a choice if he wanted good medical benefits, good working conditions, and a good pension. Plus they offer free courses/training in other fields. So if he gets laid off this winter (which is not likely) he can take the classes he wants and increase his skills.

    the airline unions though, are another story...
     
  3. theim
    Offline

    theim Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2004
    Messages:
    1,628
    Thanks Received:
    234
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    Ratings:
    +234
  4. 5stringJeff
    Offline

    5stringJeff Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,990
    Thanks Received:
    536
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Puyallup, WA
    Ratings:
    +540
    Delta pilots are some of the best paid in the industry. They're obviously also the stupidest in the industry.
     
  5. William Joyce
    Offline

    William Joyce Chemotherapy for PC

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    9,693
    Thanks Received:
    1,135
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Location:
    Caucasiastan
    Ratings:
    +1,349
    I used to be anti-union, but then I discovered distant family members who were union. It's one thing to deliver the free market lecture, but it's another when you're a working stiff (sometimes with no choice). Yes, unions HAVE been a drag on the market. No unions in Japan. But then, we ain't Japs.

    Also, usually the union leadership is more lefty than the members. I've heard one in four union households votes GOP. Union members are often very patriotic, very family values.
     
  6. 5stringJeff
    Offline

    5stringJeff Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,990
    Thanks Received:
    536
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Puyallup, WA
    Ratings:
    +540
    Frankly, I wouldn't care one lick about unions, except that in many states, one cannot take a job without being forced to pay union dues. That pisses me off more than just about anything I can think of (except the Kelo decision last year, and gun control). Pass right-to-work laws, letting unions compete for their clients and letting individuals decide whether they want to join a union, and I'll never complain about unions again.
     
  7. nosarcasm
    Offline

    nosarcasm Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2004
    Messages:
    931
    Thanks Received:
    68
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Idaho
    Ratings:
    +68
    for blue collar workers unions usually mean better wages and benefits.

    Compare Albertsons and Walmart.

    Too much union strength leads to a less competitive economy.

    Compare USA and France.
     
  8. Mr. P
    Offline

    Mr. P Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    11,329
    Thanks Received:
    618
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    South of the Mason Dixon
    Ratings:
    +618
    There was a time unions were needed and made a difference for workers...Now(IMO), they are nothing more than legal extortion operations. They extort the company to provide employees, and the employees for a job/dues...THEY SUCK!
     

Share This Page