Other than higher pay, how do unions supported by the left end up driving their company out of business?
Topic: The business plan stores
July 18, 2019 / By Adelle Question:
"The work rules imposed in union contracts required the company that makes Twinkies, which also makes Wonder Bread, to deliver these two products to stores in separate trucks. Moreover, truck drivers were not allowed to load either of these products into their trucks. And the people who did load Twinkies into trucks were not allowed to load Wonder Bread, and vice versa.
All of this was obviously intended to create more jobs for the unions' members. But the needless additional costs that these make-work rules created ended up driving the company into bankruptcy, which can cost 18,500 jobs. The union is killing the goose that laid the golden egg."
If a company is restricted by labor contracts from becoming more efficient and using common sense, are they just supposed to keep charging more for their product until nobody buys them anymore? What is the solution when the union removes all hope of the company taking the steps necessary to keep it competitive and efficient?
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I was in a union years ago at GE. They were booming then had a 90 day strike. They lost all their government contracts to Westinghouse and things were never the same. All for a quarter an hour for three years. They also got a matching savings plan. When it was settled, there were lots of layoffs.
Companies settle because they can't continue while their workforce is on strike. It is extortion, coersion. and eventually leads to businesses going under.
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Teddy | 4 days ago
Biologists tell us, any organism, whose growth is left to go unchecked, will eventually die in it's own poisons. Apparently this applies to unions as well. I look forward to eating non union twinkies in the near future. Then, the process will start all over. The new twinkies workers will unionize and price themselves out of business. Evidently, union workers never had to learn their history, and will be doomed to repeat it. It will start as worker safety, then a living wage, then time off, then working conditions. Eventually there will be another strike that will force the company to be sold to a non union shop. Or, as looks more likely, the government will go socialist and close the company due to public health concerns.
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The UAW workers at tGM keeps that company in allot of golden goose eggs with the cut we took in benefits. Toyota should do the same on benefits even tho they are not union but they have allot of recalls which cost money for bad this or that on them.
Hostess is over pricing their products and I even stopped buying them like other people has.
A Union will help protect your job when the boss says "Your Fired"
GE wanted to move off shore and made excuses about the Union so they could leave and not pay taxes here in the US/ I boycott their Chinese made products
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Republicans were whining about unions even before Reagan when they represented 20% of the workforce and they're still whining despite the fact that they're only 8% now.
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