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  • A pair of right-to-work bills are officially passed in Michigan to set the stage for new employees at General Motors (GM +0.3%), Ford (F -0.1%), and Chrysler (FIATY.PK) to skip around union fees. While labor groups are still making quite a bit of noise on the issue, the Big Three have been deathly quiet[View news story]
    Your argument for unionization using professional sports is an interesting. I grew watching baseball as a kid (when baseball was unionized but not organized -- free agency). Back then, players were paid a lot less than today but still many times more than Average Joe. Back then, Average Joe could afford to go to the games. I remember getting outfield seats for under $5. Today, with utility players making $2 to $4 million per year, those same seats are around $30. That hurts Average Joe.
    Has the quality gone up? Nope, just the cost. That's the same reason our steel industry is a shadow of itself. That's the same reason GM, Chrysler, and Ford almost all disappeared.
    Dec 12, 2012. 01:54 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Telecom Giants: 4 Buying Opportunities  [View article]
    Like many other here, I feel T is a brand that I can no longer trust. I recent dealings with T for both business and residential service, everything went wrong and no one was willing to make it right.
    The outcome was:
    1) I turned off my home phone and DSL
    2) I disconnected multiple business DSL connections
    3) I have encouraged our agency to drop all cellular service
    4) I sold my T stock
    I'm done with them.
    Oct 15, 2012. 10:03 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment