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Old 09-05-2017, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: Bernie Sanders Makes Unions Sexy Again!

Originally Posted by saltwn View Post
Solidarity for rights. Employers belong to strong associations ; why do you think that is?
And when unions were battered in the eighties yes we did lose some rights/ laws WERE changed and it wasn't even announced broadly.
Minimum wage stopped increasing for 12 years skip 8 then stopped another 8.
That right there hurt our middle class. As wages stagnated on the minimal level they went down for more skilled work. With weak unions there was no competition for these tactics.
Salty, which exactly are these strong associations that employers belong to?

Companies compete with each other. Bush Beans are on the shelf right next to Heinz Beans. I prefer Bush. I'll pay the extra few cents for the difference. Not so with closed shops, There is no competition. You make 4 widgets/hour, you make 12. You get your $23,45/hour. That's what unions do. That's strong association.

Fact is, Salty, if companies got together and decided that all beans would cost $1.29 a can, that would be a monopoly and illegal.
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