The recent anti-union rhetoric coming out of both the United States (Re: Auto bailout) and Ottawa (Re: OC Transpo strike) is simply disturbing.
The idea that all of the vitriol is directed toward workers as the cause of the problem is simply laughable. A non-profitable, failing company is a non-profitable failing company no matter what it’s employee pay structure is like. But I find it interesting that nobody seems to be directing any hatred or anger toward the rate of pay of CEOs and executives who don’t produce anything, but collect a very hansom salary on the backs of workers who actually do the work. The average salary of CEOs is now more than 821 times that of minimum wage workers and more than 262 times that of the average worker (both unionized and non-unionized). But yeah, the problem is the workers.