Originally Posted by Direckshun
Nope. It's not that simple.
Not in an unemployment crisis like we've been experiencing. Not when you're less educated. Not during an era where the ability to physically relocate is dropping like a rock.
Employees have leverage, but the vast majority of it is with the employer. That doesn't change with unions, but it does level the playing field more.
But it is as simple as unions are the only organizations fighting for middle class workers?
Unions don't care about the middle class, they care about getting as much from a company as they can, even if it means driving the company out of business entirely.
I agree with chiefzilla's post about how unions are too adversarial. They see the company as the enemy, instead of a partner. That may have been the case 100 years ago, but in today's business climate, unions need to understand that without the company, there are no wages and benefits to be given to their members.