off subject....George Soros's The Quantum Endowment fund was named the world's most successful hedge fund, after it gained $5.5 billion in 2013.
See Obama and Valerie Jarrett connections to Mr. Soros. He is also the money behind Media Matters and various other liberal groups. He has stated he feels he is anointed to bring change to the world.
VW management is receptive to a European style employee works council but have no idea what they are getting into with the U.S. labor laws and the NLRB supported UAW.
I didn't go anywhere. It's simply a bore to argue with some people, who will never change their minds, or educate themselves to certain truths and facts.
Darn, how many times have you seen someone in this forum admit their stubbornness. Alprova must be recovering from the anesthesia to acknowledge how stubborn he is so descriptively.
Want to know why the auto manufacturers have moved south in the past 30 or so years? That's right, to get away from the unions.
I would invite the workers at VW to take a tour of the once proud cities of the north such as Detroit, Milwaukee, Youngstown and Gary and see for themselves the handiwork of the unions
Toes, Boneheaded poor management was complicit in the results. There was no requirement that management agree and enter a contract with inefficient work practices, excessive compensation for jobs not meriting the comp rates and other management limitations imposed by contract.
The pension liability of American auto manufacturers will again implode on them and will result in the need for more government assistance.
Anyone that believes the NLRB is an unbiased third party that is not seeking to advance the need for that government entity for self serving selfish reasons is naïve beyond help.
EaTn said...Modern corporations have begun to realize the benefits of unions attracting, training and maintaining a quality workforce.
Can you provide a few examples other than the construction trades where that is happening?
VW pay and benefits with a clean safe place to work are among the best in the labor supply area.
A few of the questions VW employees may want to consider are:
o What can a union promise employees in writing that can be delivered that will off set the membership cost?
o Can a union promise and provide job security when fewer are needed due to moving production to another location or the economy slumps?
o Will the union assume the authority to make some or any of the decisions now made by VW management?
o What is the unions motive for spending money to organize VW? Do they, like a business spending money, anticipate making a return on their investment?
o Is their concern for VW employees or their need to retain their own security and liberal compensation with the added income from dues?
o Will the union and the local leaders always be receptive to what the majority of employees at this location prefer?
Those satisfied with the answers to these questions and others they may have and think a union would improve job satisfaction should vote for becoming a union site. Those not able to answer these questions or others to their satisfaction would be wise to vote no.
prariedog we don't by oil at prices set by OPEC, that was a big deal in the 70's. If we did we'd be paying far more. We buy oil at the price set by the world-wide market speculators (futures).
Where in the hell did you get that? Obama found out after saying it one time that speculators have no control over the cost of oil.
If one speculator is buying or selling a contract on "X" barrels of oil then another is making a commitment to sell or buy at that price. One will lose the other will gain as both are predicting the future price of oil.
One thing is certain you are not a futures trader and have not a clue how the futures market operates. And, you may want to check on your information sources.
Opposition to the this and other badly needed oil and gas pipelines is similar to those against the railroads, interstates and other more efficient means of moving people and materials.
Where would we be without them? Is the pipeline more risky to the environment than transporting a portion of it by rail and tanker truck?
Would it be better to have the U.S. and Canada filling the needs in China and other countries instead of the middle east cartels?
Would it be beneficial to reduce or eliminate the wealth transfer of billions of dollars annually to OPEC? Some restrictions on exporting U.S. oil should be lifted.
The jobs refining and operating shipping terminals plus other related jobs would be good tax paying jobs. Buy stock in the pipeline owner operator company and get the 6-7% annual dividend paid by an MLP to off set any unlikely increase in gas prices.
How many jobs are created? Those opposing estimate in the low single digits and those supporting estimate up to 7 digits. The fact is no one knows for sure but also a fact is there would be more good paying jobs for people willing to work. What is wrong with thousands of construction jobs for 2-3 years? That is the nature of construction work, always an end point and moving on to another.
are you ready to pay more sucker?
The one certainty about predictions is that they are seldom if ever accurate. Unintended consequences, in other words screw ups, coming out of D.C. is mind boggling. Obamacare has to have a negative long term impact with a few paying for the healthcare insurance for many. Redistribution leads to success being mediocre for those working to achieve it.