Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Court Fines NYC Transit Strikers!!

Yay!! The best news I've read in a loooong while! That serves them right!


Blogger Gazoo said...

Is it really?

12/21/2005 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

Well, maybe not THE BEST news... but certainly, a very welcome news... after all that I've been reading lately about Tookie's innocence, the riots in Australia, invasion of privacy by the White House, etc. etc.

Reading about this court slapping a million dollar a day fine on those union strikers is great news! I personally think it should be more than just a million -- the very financial backbone of those Unions should be broken such that they cannot stand up again anymore for another strike.

The workers are the one's caught in the middle. Those workers who do not wish to strike, who are happy with their jobs (or atleast content), they have no voice... they are forced to be members of a Union -- forced to pay Union member dues... forced to participate in the strike... forced now by the court and the employer to pay the FINE for striking... and if they did NOT strike, they would be fined by their Union leaders. Honestly, this whole state of affairs is disgusting!

12/21/2005 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Rubicund Y. Logorrhea said...

What ergo says is certainly true, but what irks me most is the average salary of a unionized employee - most of whom are unskilled. I am not one of those who went to law school to earn more money, but I'm frankly devastated by the fact that I have a $170,000 education, and if I ever get a real job I'm almost guaranteed to make no more than $45k. We're talking about auto workers earning upwards ok $70-$80k, with good hours, and comfortable working conditions. We're talking about a guy who can barely string a sentence together who plays with knobs in a small room at the front of an undergroud train. Unions were very necessary at one point in our country's history, and brought about great advances; now they are simply crippling whole industries. It is time really to subject these unionized employees to the free, real market and have them earn what they're worth. We don't want the US to become Europe without the fine culture and history (though on the other hand, we certainly don't want wages Wal-mart-icized!).

12/21/2005 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger Ergo Sum said...

In one of the rare instances here, I agree with Rubicunt... the UAW's recently had their wages "slashed" from upwards of 100k to around 89k.
Yea, right.. that's certainly a "slash".
There was a recent editorial in a Detriot press that lamented the "hard" times that have come upon these UAW workers who have million dollar homes, and now cannot afford their mortgage.

That's what you get for screwing around with an organic market system, and inflating your value falsely in the job market.

12/21/2005 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger Rubicund Y. Logorrhea said...

In the words of Dave Chappelle, playing Prince: "Bitches."

12/21/2005 01:58:00 PM  

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