Comment 65194

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted June 26, 2011 at 23:13:30

Very well said Ryan, and all very true. This isn't about the wages of any worker in particular - it's about driving down wages across the board. Unions do raise wages, on average, for their own workforce - but that isn't the end of the story. The fact that unions exist drags up the wages of non-unionized workers in many ways - look at Stelco and Dofasco.

I really love the term "revenge egalitarianism". This sort of thing drives me up the wall - acting as if workers have "no right" to make over $20/hour if they don't have doctorates...as if pay cuts for other workers are going to get anyone (other than a small group of employers) any further ahead. The fact that real incomes haven't improved for 80% of the Canadian populace in almost forty years - some of the most "prosperous" in history - shows that something is startlingly wrong with this system.

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