Aren't corporations reneging or cancelling medical coverage as a non-transferable job benefit?
Is medical & health coverage as a job benefit on the way out? Corporations like the US auto companies now claim they are not economically competitive if they are forced to provide health & medical care and treatment to their employees & their spouses or their retirees & their spouses under prior worker-employee benefit agreements or benefit understandings? They claim the costs of health and medical care of their wage employees is too big a cost component in the unit price of their products (, ie cars and trucks). So where do we go now from here ? Especially if you are a wage employee and not a member of the upper management elite which are provided health and medical care benefits till death and maybe beyond , no matter what happens to the business in the future? Didn't Jack Welch the retired CEO include regular delivery of toilet paper supplies as a retirement benefit? You can't minimize or excuse the fact that upper managements give them- selves entitlements (your word) that they routinely deny the employees they manage. I make no apology for calling them an elite--a priviledged power elite on that basis. Personally I think the health care system situation doesn't the elite because their needs have been taken care of irrespective of how high costs rise or what further restrictive conditions on treatment and care are imposed on the rest of us. amendment: "...doesn't personally affect the elite because..." My Q is not about the unions or their faults. That is not the issue of my Q. It is a non-productive *red herring to bring it up. * indicates a net searchable term
Asked By: heeltap - 9/28/2007
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Because I've worked in human resources as well as working in the automotive supplier industry, let me share my perspective, especially relating to the UAW benefits... More
Answered By: Searcher - 9/28/2007
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understand that if you have no real knowledge of how unions work it would appear to be a good answer. Unions want the money that would go to health benefits so they can "administer" the health care. They don't have there members best interest at heart at, its all about money, they know that less than 50% of the rank... More
Answered By: rwa000 - 9/28/2007
Here we go again with the entitlement mentality... More
Answered By: ISOintelligentlife - 9/28/2007
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