There was a time that Unions were necessary. I remember reading Upton Sinclair's, book "The Jungle" and thought about how horrendous America was to let workers operate in the conditions that were so prevalent in the days of the Chicago Stockyards.
Flash forward to 2010. The balance of power has switched so much that Chicago is on the verge of bankruptcy. The Unions are killing conventioneering in Chicago. Chicago used to be one of the top three convention centers in North America, but between Chicago having the highest retail tax in North America, and the Unions chokehold on the economic flow, it's nothing short of horrendous.
Watch this 3 minute video!!!!!
Listen to the last few sentences,
and you'll see why the big three are leaving the United States.
Ford wants to build one of these plants in the United States, but the U.A.W. won't allow this sort of integration. Go figure. Go bye, bye, U.A.W. You won't allow it, so you miss 100% of the jobs that this plant would create.
Our American Auto Companies have figured it out and are right in their desire to move offshore. There's no way that American Unions would allow this to happen in the United States. So the Union reps will just have to bitch and moan about how there's no work. It's their own fault and for whatever reasons, I can't believe that they can't see the forest through the trees.
It's time for them to take a hard look inside and consider re-tooling unionization from the inside out.