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Yes I retired from a Union Job. What brought this up was Companies that filed Bankruptcies but came back and there was the Company that I retired from. It said the main thing was getting rid of the Union.

When I worked there I found how strong the Union was. I worked 7 days a week 365 days a year because the company said I was the only one that could put out this product. No I didn't have a Family Life but I made good wages and 100% Health Insurance and Pension. At the time I could go anywhere in town and buy stuff on credit but I had enough to make payments and still live.

I still followed everyone else fighting Scabs when Strike came, I fought against Right to Work but I found when the Company went against the Contract they would. One time I asked a Union Steward if he would back me. I was in the right as far as Contract  but when push came to shove the Steward ran. I  retired they quit making the product I had.

After I retired I worked Open Shop in Kansas and Non Union place in Arkansas. Both places made more that I did working here.

I always figured they should do away with Minimum Wage, wages go down everything else adjust but we seen wages go down. It didn't work that way, products stayed the same price or went up.

My wife was working for a Company making Good Wages. It went to Mexico. Doing the same work she went to work for the Military making Minimum Wage.

I went to other countries considered Poor with U.S. money, I lived as a King but even though many made Low Wages everything adjusted to this wage.

Ah just posting because anymore workers don't matter. Companies have gotten Big and depend on putting out more High Price Products at the Lowest cost the heck with the workers.

oneshot

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People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. 😊 

I bet when you decided to order that new set of binoculars...you shopped for the best price.   You can't blame companies for trying to get the most work done for the least amount of money.  That's not being "hateful to your employees"...... it's just business.   

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49 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. 😊 

I bet when you decided to order that new set of binoculars...you shopped for the best price.   You can't blame companies for trying to get the most work done for the least amount of money.  That's not being "hateful to your employees"...... it's just business.   

Most time I try to buy Quality but not top of the Line.

Money changes people. I know at Lead Mine the Mennonites have changed from what they was in the early '90's. I was friends with Johnny Morris in '70's. I don't know him anymore. My Son has several businesses in Springfield completely different person.

Yes I was the same hiring help on our Farm. I remember one time my wife made them Cold Sweet Tea, yes it was hot. But I told her I wasn't paying them to set around drinking Tea.

I know of a couple Companies the Founders came out and said they knew their workers made them what they were and would take care of them. Since both died their Kids changed the companies for money.

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Years ago I was talking with a Senator that said they rather see no Jobs in Missouri and buying cheap China Junk. ????? I told them that I believe that people rather be employed making good money and pay more for quality products made in this country. My wife complains about the price I pay at one place but like I tell her it is Good Quality and worth it. oneshot

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10 hours ago, fishinwrench said:

new set of binoculars

Bet they weren't union made in the USA. I had a $$$ dollar Stiener (Germany) set disappear (stolen) just before I left Michigan for the winter, Been shopping for replacements since.  Nothing made in the USA compares. Sad. 

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Even if they are marketed "Made is USA" chances are high all the components are shipped in from overseas and the bare minimum is done to them to be able to market as made in the USA.

 

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9 hours ago, Deadstream said:

Bet they weren't union made in the USA. I had a $$$ dollar Stiener (Germany) set disappear (stolen) just before I left Michigan for the winter, Been shopping for replacements since.  Nothing made in the USA compares. Sad. 

Your right.

But this doesn't mean that people in the U.S.A. can't put out same quality.

I remember Mom studying putting Circuits in Zenith T.V.s when they first open. My wife went to College for the Medical Field, found she wasn't making enough. I talked her into going to College for Computers. She was hired but the Boss wasn't going to have a woman working under him. Because he told her behind closed doors there was nothing she could do. The company told her she still had a Job but she would have to move. Because of her Background she has a Job she enjoys even though she don't make that much.

Me I went to Trade School first to learn Body Work . Then Firearm Repair but it has been so long things have changed and I've forgot some.

My Children went to College but to me it was for none productive work. They are making good money just not producing anything. Our Daughter told her Mom no one works like this anymore. She works from Home and travels when she wants. She is good about putting us down. Our one Son was very upset because he wasn't able to retire at 38.

Just not the same as we were but we wanted them to have it better than us. So!

Oh I worked Union Job following in my Fathers footsteps not done anymore.

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My father's gig was buying up defunct nursing homes across the country that were in financial trouble or on the verge of loosing their license. He'd get them all fixed up, running well with a great reputation, all on the up and up....then sell them.  

He urged me to follow in his footsteps, but as a kid in my early 20's that was the LAST THING I wanted to do with my life.  Turned out to be a stupid decision because if I had I would have been comfortably retired 4-5 years ago with enough money to do whatever I want, whenever I want, and have a little black book full of smokin' hot nurses to play with.....like he did. 😊

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1 hour ago, fishinwrench said:

My father's gig was buying up defunct nursing homes across the country that were in financial trouble or on the verge of loosing their license. He'd get them all fixed up, running well with a great reputation, all on the up and up....then sell them.  

He urged me to follow in his footsteps, but as a kid in my early 20's that was the LAST THING I wanted to do with my life.  Turned out to be a stupid decision because if I had I would have been comfortably retired 4-5 years ago with enough money to do whatever I want, whenever I want, and have a little black book full of smokin' hot nurses to play with.....like he did. 😊

Perfect example of the old adage about how it takes money to make money.  Sounds like he had a model figured out and worked it.  That's really the key to making it.  Figure something out and stay with it for the long haul.  Smart guy he was.

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