Monday, February 1, 2016

Quieter Days for Unions

       The fact its no longer news may be a sign of the changing nature of industrial trade unions, but as a neighbor I was glad to see Saturday's ratification of a three year contract at NYAB.....Back in the day it was brinksmanship to the end and sometimes a strike with one year the cops dressed in riot gear.
      It's a different company and different workforce today and while there was opposition the pact was approved by a four to one margin , according to workers who filled me in.
      The approval was three months early too.


Anonymous said...

The union knows that NYAB is on the edge of closing at any moment. A strike would do nothing but make that decision an easy one.

Anonymous said...

Union "thugs" and management sat down and ironed out a deal both sides were happy with?? Hmm, did they hire a half million dollar NYC attorney? Maybe the city should take lessons

Anonymous said...

Back in the day, there were a lot more people involved and they struck for a decent wage.
Now, not so many in the head count and wages at the Brake shop ain't much.

Anonymous said...

But, but, but the AB will close in 5 and a half years if minimum wage goes up!

Sniff, sniff.

The AB, just like Car Freshener, could pull up stakes anytime they choose. Raising minimum wage has no bearing on the decision.
But as long as those places offer a 40+ hour work week with bennies and retirement, people will continue to work there.