But is the guy making 16 a hr paying health care? A 40 an hr Union is paying his heath insurance out of that rate, and dues, but his choice to make the 40.
Still a good wage but to blame them is nuts.
Too much import with not enough export and fair exchanges and even playing floor for both.
I say Tariffs need to be put in place quick. How we ever allowed our biggest company's to go, or be bought off shore, is just death valley on a slow mule. How as a Country we would force our biggest and brightest technology's to be implemented into off shore countries is also suicide.
I really don't know how to fix it until our manufacturing base invests into America and it workers with these super plants and are on an even playing field with what is coming in from another country. Who chances are either we are running, or they bought our older plants in their country's and are now using our own ingenuity and technology to bury us.
It still is if you only make 15.00 an hour, how can you buy a product they paid a guy 40.00 to make. You just can not do it on the disparity of the wages alone, again I do not know the solution.
I was union for a lot of years and it was good to me. But I did a 4 year apprenticeship, had to certify, and had to work my way to the top for my hours by seniority. My management counter parts made better money with their benefits included in their total compensation package.
Anyway wish Honda well it will be a home coming of sorts I guess, 1st model year collectors edition?
Now wouldn't it be something if BMW came to America to manufacture bikes?
I know Cfell it is all with a grin, and a grain of salt..................
Originally Posted by Heracleitus
The portion I was referring to in my quote was "Seems like the Mfgr'ing soul of our country is being sucked out "
And, yes, I do blame the UAW for that. Where I grew up in Iowa, there is a Case manufacturing plant. The UAW stooges there go on strike quite often yet they have the highest wages in the area! Most jobs in that area are in the $8-16/hour range. Those guys are pulling in $40+ and they're bitching about it! Look at GM, Ford and Dodge. They're in the same boat because the UAW demands ridiculously high wages and benefits. How many UAW employees are getting paid to NOT go to work?
They were very much needed when they came about. They did some fine work on the behalf of Joe-employee. Now, however, they've become more of a monster than the "suits" ever were.