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Subject:RE: More Unions From:quills -at- airmail -dot- net To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 1 Nov 2001 21:03:45 -0600
At least in the USA, and I have no experience elsewhere, the Unions
are as much a big business as any other. They are, and have been for
several decades, labor brokers.
I know the purpose they originally served, I know the history, the
cultural background, etc., they are now big business.
I am an entrepreneur.
The USA has a long tradition of entrepreneurial workers. It is one
reason some foreign companies that purchase American companies have
employee problems. I left a company after 10 years there because the
new Swedish owners couldn't understand why the American workers were
paid so much more than their Swedish counter-parts.
One reason: we provide our own retirement, day-care for our children,
medical, and other social funded living expenses, where the Swedish
worker has it provided by the government.
The Swedish company pays an equivalent price per worker but in
Sweden, most of that cost is paid to the government.
In the USA, we have to take care of it ourselves.
And a union is not about to step in and take care of me in a like
manner. Regardless of what they say.
I don't want big brother, be they government or union. I don't want them.
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