Saturday, January 4, 2014

fear pays off for Boeing

Unions whose forbears suffered enormous casualties in pursuit of  the 40-hour work week, the minimum wage and other improved conditions suffered another body blow last night when aircraft-maker Boeing's workers agreed to financial give-backs as the price for keeping the work in Washington state. Workers voted by 51% to accept the company offer.
"I think people that voted for it were scared," [Hazel] Powers said. "The pressure from the politicians and the community - people are scared about not having good-paying Boeing jobs."
I have a hunch that the 21st century laborer may have to refight 20th century battles. And as in the past, the cops and military (made up of working stiffs for the most part) will be at the beck and call of management/politicians. Downton Abby has its requirements.

No comments:

Post a Comment