re: #1 HappyWarrior
re: #2 Bob Dillon
re: #4 Dark_Falcon
re: #5 Kronocide
I am sick and tired of Americans of the right claiming unions bankrupt or destroy companies or make products too expensive, etc.
How many times must we listen to a right wing ideology that has failed in all its predictions and assumptions?
Emprical evidence that Unions do not hurt profitability nor production quality:
How Germany Builds Twice as Many Cars as the U.S. While Paying Its Workers Twice as Much
There are “two overlapping sets of institutions” in Germany that guarantee high wages and good working conditions for autoworkers. The first is IG Metall, the country’s equivalent of the United Automobile Workers. Virtually all Germany’s car workers are members, and though they have the right to strike, they “hardly use it, because there is an elaborate system of conflict resolution that regularly is used to come to some sort of compromise that is acceptable to all parties,” according to Horst Mund, an IG Metall executive. The second institution is the German constitution, which allows for “works councils” in every factory, where management and employees work together on matters like shop floor conditions and work life. Mund says this guarantees cooperation, “where you don’t always wear your management pin or your union pin.”
Enough is enough.