Seems so different spins going on here
by Roger NC - 11/21/12 3:56 PM
In Reply to: SEIU temper tantrum by TONI H
If the employees by majority voted to work for the company without a union or contract, that is there right in an open shop state.
Causing delay at a time like this scares me in that there is likely to be people that "lose it" and fights will occur. There will be people hurt before this is over, and not all started by "union thugs" as will be claimed. The delays and near riots that will occurr could hurt the union image and encourage anti-union legislation. Thats the gamble they're taking by deciding to block traffic on a day it will make the national news.
But I notice two other things.
One, the union is filing charges the company is in violation of a city wage ordinance. That is independent of any union contract or not I would think. But why has no one acted on it?
The other statement was by the company. Pay has increased by more than $2 million since the workers voted the union out. Has the number of workers decreased, remained constant, or increased? It says nothing about what has happened to the average workers income.
Also, the pay increase is to compenste for changes in their health care? Or the union was kicked out to compensate for changes? Don't see how kicking the union our compensates for changing health benefits, so I have to assume that what we have is probably a raise to offset increase health cost to the employee. I wonder how the average wage increase compares to the average increase in health cost?
Accountants rather pay out an be done with than have an indefinate only estimate cost in the future.
Bean counters rule today, more than anyone else. Balence sheet today is the determining factor, not even what it will mean a couple of decades from now.
Bean counters determine everything, not engineers or experienced personnel.
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