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  •  I'll second that. (6+ / 0-)

    It is kinda conflicting because the management of the union now has to take profitability into account and management of the company, in working for the shareholders, has to take labor, it's share holders, into account.
    But that conflict can be resolved, mutually beneficially.
    When workers get a piece of the pie, particularly if it's related to profitability, they have incentive to pick up the pace, work efficiently, raise their game. It strengthens the company and raises profits.
    I had a boss in LA who broke out a piece of his net every month and divided it among his crew (small business turning under $1m/y) apportioned by hours worked. We knew when massive load of work came in, that the bonus would be good that month. And in lean months, everyone looked for ways to conserve, to make more out of less. It got to be habitual and our boss had a nice house in Los Feliz.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 10:06:21 AM PST

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