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Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:58 pm

In fact, I'd argue the unions are even more dangerous because nobody will dare attack the poor union because they "represent the common man" when in fact they're as money hungry as those who are on top.
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Re: GM hourly workers get $4,000 bonuses

Postby jfg » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:06 am

Maybe. But, take away unions and you'll be enslaving American workers to corporations if we aren't there already. Love them or hate them, they need to exist.
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Postby BigLebowski » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:06 am

AquaMan2342 wrote:In fact, I'd argue the unions are even more dangerous because nobody will dare attack the poor union because they "represent the common man" when in fact they're as money hungry as those who are on top.


QFT. The unions are completely at fault. Unions had their time and place, but all they do now is protect the lazy. Very little good comes from unions these days. The US has one of the greatest secondary education systems in the world and a horrible primary education system. It the teachers union that is at fault. There is no accountability for a job not done.
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Re: GM hourly workers get $4,000 bonuses

Postby Skin Blues » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:18 am

A few years ago, the company I work for gave out a flat rate bonus to hourly workers in the union which turned out to be $50 for every hour worked. It was tied to the value of nickel which hit a huge spike (I work for a very large mining company). Not bad for those making like $10/hr. And now, those ungrateful SOBs are striking left and right, literally all over the world. And they essentially control management in all aspects. Crazy. But I guess as long as everybody is making money hand over fist there's not a big issue.
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Re: GM hourly workers get $4,000 bonuses

Postby wrveres » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:44 am

urbanbreez wrote:this is how you turn around a company and stimulate the economy. great move on behalf of GM.


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Re: GM hourly workers get $4,000 bonuses

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:51 am

jfg wrote:Maybe. But, take away unions and you'll be enslaving American workers to corporations if we aren't there already. Love them or hate them, they need to exist.


They also need to be checked when necessary. We've had tycoons and CEOs making bank since at least the turn of the century but only now are unions pushing the wages of unskilled labor to ridiculous heights.
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Re: GM hourly workers get $4,000 bonuses

Postby lastingsgriller » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:04 am

AquaMan2342 wrote:In fact, I'd argue the unions are even more dangerous because nobody will dare attack the poor union because they "represent the common man" when in fact they're as money hungry as those who are on top.



i think this whole argument already happened.. in 1935. turns out, they are important.
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Re: GM hourly workers get $4,000 bonuses

Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:20 am

Miguel Cabrera and his $20M 2010 salary wonder why none of that sugar is going his way.
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Re: GM hourly workers get $4,000 bonuses

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:01 pm

lastingsgriller wrote:
AquaMan2342 wrote:In fact, I'd argue the unions are even more dangerous because nobody will dare attack the poor union because they "represent the common man" when in fact they're as money hungry as those who are on top.



i think this whole argument already happened.. in 1935. turns out, they are important.


I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. I never said they weren't important or that they should be abolished.
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Re: GM hourly workers get $4,000 bonuses

Postby lastingsgriller » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:03 pm

AquaMan2342 wrote:
lastingsgriller wrote:
AquaMan2342 wrote:In fact, I'd argue the unions are even more dangerous because nobody will dare attack the poor union because they "represent the common man" when in fact they're as money hungry as those who are on top.



i think this whole argument already happened.. in 1935. turns out, they are important.


I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. I never said they weren't important or that they should be abolished.


I'm not saying anything at all.. no intent on an argument, just pointing out that greed is still the same as it was 75 years ago.
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