What price do we pay for union labor? Can the American worker afford itself? As we now exist in the era of change, are unions obsolete, I politely ask? As money is harder to come by and economic shifts take place, are unions still realistic? What happens when General Motors takes a dive and requires government bail out because they are too large too fail? Would government bail out have been necessary if they were able to cut wages?
What happens when McCormick conventions began to leave the city because of the light bulb union and the set up union cost and the carpenter union cost and the load in and load out cost? What happens? Do we keep loosing our competitive edge or do we confront the unions? Or do what the Mayor suggests, privatize as a way around the union cost?
What happens when Wal Mart is distracted to coming to communities in desperate blight and where food deserts are the norm and they happen to be on the city's South Side. What happens when there is true job creation, economic creation, tax creation before you and the union uses its power to stop the alderman from voting for the big box business.
What happens when the union back stage cost is more than the entertainment cost for the acts that come to town?
These are questions to make a point. Does the union business need to be reconsidered in this age of globalness and technology? Perhaps the laws of the land need to change to stop foreign labor, so that American can get on its feet again.
Is union labor leading to our economic destruction in these recession times?