Here is a brief case-study:How do y'all like the American standard of living since unions are all but totally abolished? How do you like knowing you're expendable?
1) Corporation XYZ has 1000 union labor workers on its payroll. They are making an average of $65,000 per year per the union-negotiated contract. That is a solid, middle class wage.
2) Corporation XYZ is struggling with sales declines, global competition, etc. It is forced to either cut costs or shut down.
3) The union, rather than accepting an adjusted market-value wage of $45,000 for its employees, refuses to accept any negotiation. As a result, Corporation XYZ either ceases operations or relocates overseas.
4) Because of union roadblocks, the union labor workers now make $0 instead of the $45,000 they would have made had the union never existed. That does not include the union "dues" that would have come out of the $65,000 they otherwise earned prior to the economic downturn.
Unions are miserable and are no better than crooked lobbyists in Washington. They are masked as the working stiff's savior but they are really only looking out for their own best interests. Unions did not single-handedly ruin this country's manufacturing economy, but they certainly have negatively contributed to what has happened over the last 25 years.
OK, so if a union is bullying a corporation into bankruptcy and it completely shuts down and pays