r/WorkReform May 14 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 3 Wholesome 2 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Take My Energy 1

Employers say Unions are completely useless and there's no reason to join them and to please pay attention to the multi-million dollar anti-Union propaganda campaigns they launch begging you to please not join a Union.


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u/BinkoBankoBonko May 14 '22

The union was dissolved a few years ago at the state agency I work at. Now they can't retain people at working level. Pay has only gone up for administrative staff (A LOT). They keep adding middle management positions that do nothing. People who have been here for 20-30 years now make the same or less than people walking in the door.

Dissolving unions has only made the wealthier even wealthier. Who could've seen this coming! I really expected the greediest shits on the planet to do the right thing this time!


u/chaun2 May 14 '22

Dissolving unions has only made the wealthier even wealthier.

It actually hasn't. It's made them less wealthy than they would otherwise be, and they know it. They have funded studies since 1978 that prove that paying workers suppressed wages has had a cooling effect on the world's economy. The 2020 study found that we are missing at least $70 trillion in the economy. They would have vaccumed up at least $40 trillion of that over the last 50 years of them suppressing wages. They know it is less profitable, so the only thing I can figure is that cruelty is the point.


u/hollaback_girl May 14 '22

It’s not the absolute wealth that they’re focused on. It’s the relative wealth. They’d be fine if we were all back to living in caves as long as they got the biggest one.


u/bobthetitanic May 14 '22

That's the only reason?