[Homestead] hyper v depr debate continues
lurine at com-pair.net
Thu Dec 18 16:03:08 EST 2008
$73/hr if you include all the benefits that *supposedly* you get being a
union worker. Now, having worked medical, I can tell you that their medical
isn't any better than anywhere else but their premiums are pricey
(personally, I think the union is getting a kickback!). Umpteen bazillion
paid holidays (I'm not a believer and think every one should work rotating
4/10s which would save a whole bunch of money for companies) and sick leave
which is abused and, of course, the gold brick clause which means you can't
fire anyone unless you actually catch them doing drugs on the job.
----- Original Message -----
From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
> IMO, the UAW is the problem, not that I am against all unions, but it
> has increased the price of the car to where they are not competitive
> with other manufacturers. Here in the southern US, there are many, many
> foreign manufacturers that are non-unionized and the workers still
> make good money($20/hr or better) The plants have revitalized local
> economies and they have treated the workers well, for the most part.
> A cop here who makes $12 or $15/hr, or a teacher who starts at $25k, or
> even that autoworker who makes $20, cannot afford to pay the jacked up
> price of a Big 3 vehicle. That price is necessitated by paying those
> workers $40-50 hour for the same job others are doing for $20.
> The true significance of Sacajawea's involvement in the Lewis & Clark
> expedition is that it was the first documented trip in history where men
> asked a woman for directions and followed them, allowing them to arrive
> at their destination.
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