I was never much of a lover for big companies. I believe small business is more American and personal when it comes to working. Back in the days when I was working in medical, we were a branch of a large company. You are just a number and nobody really appreciates good work.<quoted text>
This is such confused logic that I barely know where to start. Again, your premise is a testable one. You suggest that when unions are strong, salaries of those in medicine will have to rise to compete (and, when unions are weak, salaries of those in medicine will fall.) This is not what we've seen. When unions were at the peak of their strength in the 1950s, did doctors salaries rise dramatically? No. And now, when unions are in profound decline, are doctor's salaries falling? No.
You believe the only reason that anyone works is to make money? Really?
For those with a choice, there are many jobs that are interesting and challenging, and the pay is only one consideration out of many. Working in medicine is difficult, requires many years of training, but the non-financial rewards are great. You get to see the difference you make in people's lives every day.
Have you ever been in a steel mill? I have. The work is hot, the environment is nasty. Every day you work there takes a terrible toll on your body, and it ages you prematurely. Outside of the money, there's not much to recommend it.
Why didn't you get one of those high paying, unskilled jobs?
However money is the main motivator for most workers. And as I stated, unless you have a passion about that particular kind of work, you will opt to work in another field of work for the same or even more money.
Unions were the driver of non-skilled labor that created a domino effect across the country. That's why most of our goods are made in China today. But it's not just unions that were responsible for our medical personnel shortage, it was other fields of work that required an advanced education. You would be better off being educated as an engineer, an architect, an IT person or other related technology field than medical. Granted, nobody would get training for a job they hate because it paid more money, but they will get training for a job that's acceptable to them.