hunsak wrote:Its simple power retention. They stop employees from overhauling the company. The buisness will retain that power. And constitutionally, no one has a way to stop it.Thats simple capitalistic business.
Which is the basic problem with capitalism: It's always, ALWAYS about power. Eventually, you collapse because you become so focused with acquiring and maintaining power that you forget to figure out ways to sustain yourself when you considerably grow. And that's when either
A. You make mistake after mistake, bad idea after bad idea, in order to maintain growth
rather than stability
B. You begin fighting innovation or change on the grounds that it takes profit off your back, choosing short-term interests over long-term goals.
But are unions to blame? No. By basically assuming that all unions are in it for is power, you are misunderstanding their purpose entirely (and makes me wonder if you're one of those that believe that the mob still has a stake in them...).
I could go with the music industry as an example of this, or even the arms industry (and, to a lesser extent, the military), but because we're on the subject of unions, let's go with the auto industry.
By your logic, the UAW and other auto unions should have been exploiting the collapse of the American auto industry of recent months to reshape the companies to their benefit, NOT join hands with the Big 3 in asking for a bailout (and there's very little evidence to suggest they are doing so for exploitative purposes, either). By your logic, the unions would have a seat on the board of directors in each of these companies, which they don't. By your logic, factory workers would have a stake in company assets through the access of company stocks, stock options, or the like; of which there is no evidence to suggest that. By your logic, the unions' existence, as a whole, would be equivalent to the shareholders, which it really isn't. By your logic, the development of automobiles would be at least partially influenced by the unions, which they aren't.
With all the unions have barely if any say on all I mentioned above, or having at least a supportive stance to the companies they work under, how can you say they are seeking power?