by Grand Forks Herald
December 20, 2011 at 6:05 pm in Grand Forks Herald
Two Minnesota lawmakers had it right in October when their op-ed carried the headline, “Too many questions on day care union.” Continue Reading
Tags: child care, Day Care, Editorials, mark dayton, MN politics, Opinion, union, updates 5 Comments »
Good piece, I agree 100%. Unions are a dying, money-grabbing, greedy group. Who is next, Nuns?
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I agree with Richard: unions are dying. The thing is, it does not have to be this way. If unions want to survive into the next century they need to change their paradigm. The old model of labor-management relations does not apply to our post industrial, service based economy.
That does not mean unions do not have a roll, only that they do not have the same type of roll they once did. Rather than wages, benefits, & retirement; unions need to be concerned with positioning their people to survive the next great upheaval, because it is inevitable.
To think a person is going to be hired by a company in their late teens or early twenties, & stay there for the next 25-40 years is ludicrous. The average worker will not only have multiple employers, but multiple professions over the course of their work life. The old General Motors / IBM model no longer applies.
Since the playing field has changed, in order to stay relevent, unions need to change as well.
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Roll = role. Sorry for the grammar.
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And we wonder why child care is among the lowest-paying jobs.
Unionizing child-care workers is among the best ideas of the year; my only objection is that it shouldn’t take a state governor to mandate an election.
(But then, the workers themselves are too vulnerable and scattered to be able to unionize on their own. Difficult situation.)
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Unions are just a tool to funnel labor union money to the Democrats.
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