Why do people vote for unions to represent them nowadays?

Unions were originated a long time ago with the purpose of fight for fair wages, safe work environments, etc. Not to get rich and run companies out of business. Nowadays, we have government standards. Minimum wages, OSHA, etc. So what does a union offer today? For instance, these stupid auto maker unions and the idiots who vote for them? When they win and get some increase in pay, more health benefits, etc, the company only counters by cutting the very jobs of the people who voted for the union. And they cut the quality of parts, salaries of designers and engineers (bringing in poorer quality engineers, losing the good ones, etc). This in turn amounts to decreasing sales, which leads to more job cuts to cover the losses. Hence, a vicious circle. Workers of America, pull your heads out of your arses and work for a living. You'll thank yourself tomorrow when you still have a job, and the union hasn't bankrupted the company who writes your checks and pays your bills.

Asked By: Understaffed - 4/10/2006
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People vote for unions because they give the a sense of security. They are able to identify themselves with some form of group... More
Answered By: kitish - 4/10/2006
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Well put. They had their place in the past, but now it's just extortion. answer: the unions have power over the companies AND their members.
Answered By: Rhythm - 4/10/2006
a lot of harm has been done by the misuse of union power that has given unions a bad name... More
Answered By: philthd - 4/10/2006
If anyone would be telling you that having 9to5 job is secure and you`ll never lose it - you`ll know that`s not true. And why they keep voting for unions? Well, they just do what they think they must do... More
Answered By: tom168mail - 4/10/2006
Unions are government protected labor monopolies. When we look at them as such we see the devastating effect they can have on the economy. Unions increase the cost of goods, the higher pay they extort is passed on to consumers who are in effect subsidizing the union. Unions increase unemployment, as the cost of... More
Answered By: law-student - 4/10/2006
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