Originally Posted by Daverino
It's pretty brutal to cut job salaries from $40,000+ to $25,000 in the span of six years. Take a company of 16,000 middle class jobs and make them lower class jobs? I can see why they would just want to burn it.
They shouldn't be making anywhere near $40k for unskilled labor. My first job, I was making 45k doing some highly technical consulting for fortune 500 companies while living in California.
It's stupid to pay someone 40k with benefits for unskilled labor. $25k is more like it. I'd say $20k is about what an unskilled laborer should make in this country.
This isn't 1940. We have international competition now. These unions are competing against $2/day workers - not the executives.