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tomh said...

If low wages were the panacea to economic woes the why not move to some third-world country where you could live in blissfull underpaid bliss. History shows us what America was like before the Unions. When children worked eighteen hours a day in unsafe sweatshops. If it were not for the UAW do you think the foreign plants would be paying anywhere near there current wages. These workers would be getting six bucks and hour and no benefits.

December 12, 2008 at 5:32 p.m.
tomh said...

There seems to be a contradiction between the previous posters. You say it is okay if Tennesse brings in only nonunion jobs. Yet some clain that UAW jobs pay more. If UAW jobs pay more than nonunion jobs then why shouldn't Tennesse want the higher paying jobs?
Secondly, the problem with low pay nonunion jobs is that you eventually find yourself in a race to the bottom with Mexico and other third world countries. For year the South used cheap labor to attract the textile industry. That industry eventually moved to South America where labor was still cheaper. Finally, the reason the plants in Tennesse, Alabama, and South Carolina pay better than the minimum wage is because they UAW is only an election away. If the UAW were not threatening those plants would be paying minimum wage and no benefits. Finally, the UAW is right about Corker. If Ford or GM had a plants in Tennesse he would be screaming for a "bailout" however he must now sing the tune and dance the dance of his Japanese and German puppetmasters.

December 12, 2008 at 5:17 p.m.

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