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    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    what basis do you have to support the claim that one-on-one contract negotiations produce negative results, such that en masse negotiations would yield better outcomes

    don't think you have anything to work with other than a fertile imagination, but if you have anything of substance, bring it forward so that we can all see it
    15.5 trillion debt...+9% sustained currently trackable unemployment (with actual unemployment well over 20%) for several years...US industrial jobs shipped overseas with great regularity (and US industrial ops shutting down or moving overseas)...nah...you are right...labor and industry are working GREAT together right now.

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    Here's a thought from a different angle. What if we have simply become too productive through the use of technology to provide enough gainful employment for 7 billion humans? Kurt Vonnegut imagined a future like this in "Player Piano."
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    Re: Working-age poor population highest since '60s

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    15.5 trillion debt...+9% sustained currently trackable unemployment (with actual unemployment well over 20%) for several years...US industrial jobs shipped overseas with great regularity (and US industrial ops shutting down or moving overseas)...nah...you are right...labor and industry are working GREAT together right now.
    and still nothing to explain why en masse negotiations will do something that one-on-one negotiations are unable to accomplish

    now you are bringing the accrued federal deficit into the discussion as if that has any impact on the kind of negotiations that are needed between labor and management. next will you introduce the amount of rice in china as if that has any bearing on the topic?
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Working-age poor population highest since '60s

    Working-age poor people....

    Anyone here make minimum wage?

    Do you think minimum wage motivates people to try harder and move up in the food chain?

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    Re: Working-age poor population highest since '60s

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Counting adults 18-64 who were laid off in the recent recession as well as single twenty-somethings still looking for jobs, the new working-age poor represent nearly 3 out of 5 poor people a switch from the early 1970s when children made up the main impoverished group.

    Working-age poor at highest levels since '60s - Business - US business - msnbc.com
    ahhh.... remember the good ole days, when the Stimulus was going to lift people out of poverty, put America back to work, and cause wages to rise?

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    Re: Working-age poor population highest since '60s

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    ahhh.... remember the good ole days, when the Stimulus was going to lift people out of poverty, put America back to work, and cause wages to rise?
    Was that the claim? I mean the lift people out of poverty part?

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