Not to rehash a subject that I wrote about yesterday, but seriously, how about the unions? Our new President has basically given the CEO of GM his walking papers. Told him that the US Govt is now in control of GM and wants to run it like a business. Aside from the fact that our govt could not run a kids lemonade stand at a profit, lets look at everything that has made GM a loser.
As a business owner myself, I will admit that management has been a problem. The buck always stops with mangement. In this case, though, there is another problem. The union has prevented GM from staying successful. No manager can run a company correctly if they have to listen to some guy in a black suit constantly whining in their ear, like a mother hen. "We want more money for doing less work", "We want more benefits, no matter how the profits look", "We want, we want".
I have been in a union. Actually I have been in a couple of unions and I learned some real big lessons. There may have been a time for unions, but that time is not now. Hell, most states give workers so many damn rights in the workplace that the union has to come up with stupid stuff just to make it look like they are doing something.
From what I have seen, the union protects the lazy worker. We have all had to work with the person who constantly complains, never does all of their work, and has an ongoing beef with management. Yep, this is the guy (or gal) who needs the union. Unions always put in place stupid rules. If I am done with my job and start to help my buddy with his I am violating a union rule. Supposedly I am taking a job from somebody else. Stuuupiiid.
This list could go on and on. In my humble opinion, our new Prez needs to consider ousting the union from GM along with the CEO. After all, the union is just as responsible for the companies failings.
I already wrote my elected idiots on this. How about you?