There are 22 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from May 20, 2008, titled UAW favors tentative deal at 3 American Axle plants, including .... In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:Striking United Auto Workers members at three American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings Inc.
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#25 Jun 10, 2008
There will be laziness no matter where you look. It doesn't matter if an employer is union or scab, you'll always find someone who won't pull their own weight.
#26 Jun 10, 2008
Do you really need to see it again. Well, okay. It's the "janitors", as you put it, though more clearly the unionized employees, that are actually keeping up with the economy while everyone else is falling behind. And I guarantee GM was among those in the studies:
In the Grand Rapids Press on Saturday, November 19, 2005 this very small article hidden in the lower right corner of the Life Styles, section E5:
"Doing The Math
Chief executive officers at 367 top U.S. corporations were paid, on average,$431 last year for every $1 paid to their companies average production worker, according to publicly available information jointly compiled in September by Institute for Public Studies (of Jon Hopkins University) and United for a Fair Economy. In 1990, the ratio was about $100-to$1.(If the federal minimum wage had increased since 1990 by the same rate as the multiple for CEOs' pay, it would have risen from $5.15 an hour to $23.03, but, of course, it's still $5.15)."
Excepting of course someone elsewhere pointing out the minimum wage has jumped up to $7.15.
I just can't understand the mentality of people who will fight so hard to stay in the mire.
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