At 11/22/12 10:49 PM, leanlifter1 wrote:
At 11/22/12 10:41 PM, SmilezRoyale wrote:
WHAT ? LOL
At 11/22/12 10:39 PM, leanlifter1 wrote:
At 11/22/12 02:11 AM, theburningliberal wrote:
You can easily find a good Unionized factory jobs that pay even a subordinate entry level peon more money in a week than a Wal mart manager makes in a month.If you can easily find it, then the Union isn't doing a very good job.
In other words, if ANYONE can find and have a given job, there's no reason to suspect the compensation will be abnormally high. I.e. supply and demand of labor.
Jobs [at least in private sector employment] get higher pay if the number of people that can perform them is small. This smallness can be imposed by "natural" factors; such as the danger associated with the job, or the level of prior knowledge needed to complete the job. It can also be imposed by artificial factors, i.e. restricting the number of people who are able to perform a given job by having all businesses agree to run closed shop, and then restricting the number of people who can join the Union.
This is the rationale behind, for example, why a union might act in favor of efforts to curtail illegal immigration.