Michael Ramirez for September 12, 2023

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    Quixotic1  6 months ago

    Didn’t see Ramirez complaining when executive pay rose 80% in 2021.

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    shakeswilly  6 months ago

    Robotics and AI will eventually take ALL jobs, whatever the pay is.

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    baroden Premium Member 6 months ago

    Ah, the anti-union voice of the top 1%. It’s been about 50 years since I last heard you. That’s when you shut down the vast majority of the steel production in the US and allowed it to go overseas. Still remember all the people you put out of work to protect your profits. By all means though, blame it on the worker.

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    Havel  6 months ago

    Asking for something is not the same as getting something. It’s called negotiating with a starting point. Or, shouldn’t the working person be able to have the opportunity to fight the inflation that the right wing claims is crushing them? And, by the way, the number cited is the total raise by 2027, not in one year.

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    timbob2313 Premium Member 6 months ago

    So workers should keep making the same wages while the corporations are making massive profits. Have I stated your position correctly?

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    FJB  Premium Member 6 months ago

    Now you can see why people don’t look favorably towards unions. The Teachers unions are just as bad. BTW, union participation rates are declining every year.

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    tauyen  6 months ago

    The UAW want the same work hours as congress

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    GOGOPOWERANGERS  6 months ago

    Micheal saying people should work 7 days if they want more pay?

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    s49nav  6 months ago

    Thank you for the translation, Mr. Ramirez.

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    NeoconMan  6 months ago

    Where in the Constitution is it written that American workers should earn a living wage?

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    DC Swamp  6 months ago

    And these UAW loons wonder why most new auto assembly plants are being located in the South.

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    Jack7528  6 months ago

    The UAW has gone a little bit more into the auto industry pockets year by year. Now they are all in!

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    A# 466  6 months ago

    As the market shifts to electric cars fewer workers will be required to build them. Thus, in order to offset that loss of employment the expedient is to have a shorter work day. Something similar happened in the steel industry more than a century ago. Mill workers worked 12 hour shifts — they also endured shift work with one 24 hour shift an one day off every four weeks — a nearly killing schedule. In the event of the settlement, days were shortened and wages increased so that incomes were more or less unchanged, more workers had to be hired, but accidents decreased and the workforce was more efficient. Ironically, the rank and file were initially opposed to the settlement proposal but after it was instituted, they discovered that it was a change that was actually an improvement.

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    piper_gilbert  6 months ago

    Has the compensation for line workers kept pace with the CEO’s? It’s a simple question.

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    Durak Premium Member 6 months ago

    The bottom line is if corporate America wasn’t out to squeeze every cent of profit from the public and their employees we would not need unions.

    The best solution is employee owned corporations.

    It is time for CEO’s to learn, “Enough is a feast”.

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    Zebrastripes  6 months ago

    Oooh Boo Hiss

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    Holden Awn  6 months ago

    1) The UAW has a remarkably short memory. 2) Since they won’t acknowledge their own history, they should be encouraged to recall the old story about a fellow who kills his own golden egg laying goose…

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    ChristopherBurns  6 months ago

    What the right’s leaders want is a labor environment like Asia’s, workers who work 100 hrs a week for peanuts and are too afraid of losing their jobs to complain. What right wing voters want is a return to the ’50’s and ’60’s when a man could support his family, own a car and a house on one salary. You didn’t need a college degree, high school would do.

    The trick the right has pulled on the American people is to convince them that it’s all the fault of liberals. That unions prevent the rich from creating jobs and they should just be grateful to have a job. It’s been a long game, but it paid off handsomely and made the wealthy of this country into the ultra wealthy.

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    Radish the wordsmith  6 months ago

    In 1999 a house cost $100,000 and a teacher’s salary was $65,000.

    Today that house costs $500,000 and teachers make $69,000.

    Republican priorities are to give rich people tax breaks and make the middle class pay for it.

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    GiantShetlandPony  6 months ago

    Wow, this is so far from reality it almost is funny.

    The UAW’s are working for peanuts. Time for all CEO’s and not just Auto companies to start taking less, and paying workers what they need.

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    superposition  6 months ago

    " … The median annual wage for chief executives was $189,520 in May 2022. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $74,920, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $239,200. …" BLS

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    Drgnslr Premium Member 6 months ago

    Basic law of economics. If I can get the same quality for less somewhere else I will go there. The big question, of course, is that quality thing. I might be able to get a 4 day week if the quality and productivity is there.

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    PaulGoes  6 months ago

    Make up your mind. Drive production away or keep it with robots? Or are they going to use robots in overseas factories?

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    jqmcd  6 months ago

    Workers in other advanced Western countries enjoy far more benefits in time off and medical coverage than the USA. The expectations in this country serve the oligarchs, who seem to do fine doing business in other countries…

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    wildthing  6 months ago

    Funny how only labor was forced to compete on the world stage.

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    Rich Douglas  6 months ago

    Technological advancements were supposed to make our lives easier, not take away our ability to earn a living and take care of our families.

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    David  6 months ago

    Unions are irrelevant in the 21st century. Granted, they were needed 120 years ago. But name one demand of theirs that has not already been canonized in federal law for decades. Apart from the usual gripes for more pay, more vacation, less work hours, and more guaranteed job security, that is.

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