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09-18-2004, 11:23 AM
A Good Flying Bird*
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Originally Posted by SmokeyClause
You are contradicting yourself. Union's are rarely in the best interests of workers. There are instances both in the past and in the present where they have helped, but they do little to help the average worker. And the American way is to watch out for yourself, not forming inefficient groups who serve only the interests of a few.
No dude. Unions help their membership.
It;'s quite obvious.
Look at average worker salaries (union and non-union). As unions became stronger, wages went up.
Look at the non-union auto factories.
Why do those guys make $20 an hour? Because the unions have set the market.

In my own case, I worked for a newspaper for $12 bucks an hour.
6 other newspapers in my chain were unionized. They did the exact same thing as me. In fact, they did less.
They had better benefits plus they made $17 an hour.

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