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  •  Sigh, labor and management shouldn't (2+ / 0-)
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    sethtriggs, jj32

    be fighting all the time. There is a paradigm, one that we had not too long ago, where labor and management, despite their opposing intrests, weren't always at each other's throats. Many of us here were raised by parents or grandparents who, in the aftermath of the second world war, enjoyed the benefits of a reasonable level of labor / management harmony, before Regan took the helm. If we could get some of the insight of the 1945-1980 years without having to militarize all our young men in order to enforce a ethic of community that'd be nice. Unfortunately, only having Germans / Japanese trying to kill you seems to take even a hint of selfishness out of the American public at large.

    •  "Shouldn't be fighting all the time"? (7+ / 0-)

      What do you mean? It is a just wrong way to frame this, by you and especially by Obama. Owners shouldn't be screwing workers - and workers SHOULD BE FUCKING FIGHTING owners who screw workers.

      Good groats. Why is that hard?

      •  Only if you assume labor / employer (1+ / 0-)
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        sethtriggs

        relationships are a zero sum game. Which, in essence, means that the other side (manegment / buisness) logically should be attempting to screw labor over constantly as well. It's not. There is an economic model in which both captial and labor can profit, without the world needing to devolve into communism (labor wins totally) or the 'jungle' (capital wins totally) It's called socialism, in fact, and under that system, labor and captial work together.

        •  In hard times, management balances the books (4+ / 0-)
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          GeeBee, Little, jimreyn, Tommy Allen

          on the back of labor.  Not the other way around.  So while they should damn well know that you can't survive very long with a crap, sub-standard work force, they are chasing short-term goals and punishing those who can least endure it.  So, yeah, the Unions are fighting back right now, as they damn well should.

          I should also point out that this socialist paradise of which you speak isn't, presently, located in the US.  So ..., not really sure how apropos your comment is.

          Justice deferred is justice denied. -MLK

          by zephron on Fri Jul 01, 2011 at 07:03:02 PM PDT

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