SO I got a shock Sunday- the Chicago Teacher's Union went out on strike. Forget the issues. Forget the fact it is the first strike in 25 years. Forget the terms or tactics.
But remember that 23 Million people are unemployed and don't have work at the very time these teachers CHOOSE not to work, and strike instead. WOW- was I stunned... and for great (not just good) reason.
Remember- it's 2012 and a national election year... A year where Unions will play a critical role for both sides in being the Hero or the Villain.
Collusion, illegal, as defined by Webster is when Business get together to oppress
Workers. I completely agree since true competition for labor talent is when the marketplace works best.
So riddle me this batman? Why are Unions even legal? I understand why they originated, but how can you argue that they are good for anyone today? They cost the members money, they cost the businesses money, they make labor more costly by doing this which is passed through to the consumer in the form of higher prices, they gain nothing by doing this in productivity, and they are the collective body of talent holding out against business unless their terms are met (whether peaceful or by protest).