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    Re: Did unions bankrupt Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Facts are facts and the facts are Detroit declared bankruptcy while states that had right to work laws in place have picked up the jobs Detroit lost. Getting those jobs did not make those states poorer, it made them richer or at least less poor.
    Go ahead and prove that theory because I gave you proof that disputes it.

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    Re: Did unions bankrupt Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Go ahead and prove that theory because I gave you proof that disputes it.
    You gave me proof that states that got the jobs Detroit lost are poorer now than before they got those jobs? Guess I missed that.

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    Re: Did unions bankrupt Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    You gave me proof that states that got the jobs Detroit lost are poorer now than before they got those jobs? Guess I missed that.
    Those jobs had went away long before what is happening now in Detroit. Part of the reason for its demise.

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    Re: Did unions bankrupt Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Those jobs had went away long before what is happening now in Detroit. Part of the reason for its demise.
    They went away to right to work states. Detroit could not compete with Japanese cars made in them, POOF.

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    Re: Did unions bankrupt Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    They went away to right to work states. Detroit could not compete with Japanese cars made in them, POOF.
    Detroit could not compete with the cheap labor. They did toe the line and decided to lower wages in a country that no longer feels it needs unions or at least unions with any kind of negotiating power. Now everyone should be happy that we have added a whole new generation of the working insecure and poor to our rolls.

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    Re: Did unions bankrupt Detroit

    Detroit city wasn't assembling cars for most of the last century.
    Don't work out, work in.

    Never eat anything that's served in a bucket.

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    Re: Did unions bankrupt Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Detroit could not compete with the cheap labor. They did toe the line and decided to lower wages in a country that no longer feels it needs unions or at least unions with any kind of negotiating power. Now everyone should be happy that we have added a whole new generation of the working insecure and poor to our rolls.
    You are not learning the Detroit lesson. Unions negotiated themselves right out of a job.

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    Re: Did unions bankrupt Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Detroit city wasn't assembling cars for most of the last century.
    They do have some assembly plants left.

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    Re: Did unions bankrupt Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    You are not learning the Detroit lesson. Unions negotiated themselves right out of a job.
    Yes, because unions are at an all time low as far as numbers and power. That was by design. Not really a good thing though because trends for workers as far as wages and benefits have gone down the shooter. At one time companies would do whatever they had to in order to keep unions out so that pulled up wages and benefits for many non-union workers. There really is no motivation to do that anymore. Keep following the trends.

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    Re: Did unions bankrupt Detroit

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    They do have some assembly plants left.
    In Michigan, not the city.
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