Typically, people who think someone else "makes too much" have some sort of envy problem.<quoted text>
Wages being set by the market won't go down unless government fiat imposes it. Wages above market rates must be artificially propped up. The key to higher incomes is upgrading of skills, not tarrifs, government rules favoring unions, etc.
The overall consensus among most economists is that members of the UAW make too much money for performing unskilled labor and even those performing what the UAW considers "skilled" labor, isn't what the majority of the public thinks is skilled labor. The UAW has been gouging the big three for years and the party's over. It's time for UAW workers to work like the rest of America. But you should know that when a union member hears that, they just see red, because they think they earned it fair and square. Their reference point is never the marketplace. It is always the last contract (and what the company executives make).
$28 an hour is great, but $28 times zero hours makes for a lousy paycheck.
If I want to make more than someone else, I know it can be done and what I need to do to get there. It doesn't include grabbing my pitchfork, rounding up the villagers and tearing down their pay scale. It means doing what it takes to make my time more valuable than theirs.
You're not happy that your skills earn you only half as much or "only" 1.X or 2.X times as much as someone else? Shut up and figure out a way to earn more rather than scheming up ways to drag that someone down to you. It's a capitalistic approach, it's better for the tax system and far, FAR better for the economy. It's also a lot easier, solves a lot more problems and creates zero problems.