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How Unions Promote Wage Inequality
Bloomberg News, by Amity Shlaes

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Posted By:horacer, 12/27/2012 1:08:23 AM

Relief was the main sentiment of travelers who planned to pass through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York when security workers there canceled the threat of a Christmastime strike. Yet two troubling questions linger. The first involves the airport workers’ specific grievances. They complained of making only $8 an hour. Why so low, you wonder, especially compared with what union workers in security-related jobs get. The guards, hired by the contractor Air Serv Corp., were so angry that one of them even expressed a warning that those in safety fields often don’t make explicit:

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The modern labor movement isn´t about workers.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/27/2012 7:27:38 AM     (No. 9085341)

it took a crack team of international leftist investigators to figure this out when a person with one ounce of common sense can figure it out in 5 minutes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LouD, 12/27/2012 8:59:33 AM     (No. 9085480)

As for the guard threatening a strike and the public being unsafe; President Reagan showed how to deal with these type of threats when he fired the air traffic controllers. These people don´t realize how inconsequential they are. There is always someone to replace you. Try sticking you hand in a bowl of water. Then remove your hand and see if the hole you made is still there. That´s about how essential you are. There are very few people that can´t be replaced, especially "security" guards.

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