Originally Posted by engineer151515
"The strikes began on Nov. 9, when the company imposed a contract that would cut workers' wages by 8 percent. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) said the contract would also cut benefits by 27 to 32 percent."
I've been unemployed for 10 months now. Just a couple of thoughts:
1) I would gladly have taken an 8% cut in salary in lieu of getting laid off.
2) Many companies in the private sector have found it necessary to cut benefits in order to survive... many more will soon follow as the requirements under Obamacare kick in.
Look, if the union wants to draw a line and take a stand that's their right. If it causes their members to take a 100% cut in pay and benefits... well, so be it. Welcome to making your bed and then having to sleep in it. I just feel sorry for the non-union employees of the company who will also lose their jobs. This isn't their fault...
But no worries... government dependence is the new normal... haven't you heard?