You can’t seriously call any labor union insidious public or private !!!
We are all American working citizens supporting our families , churches , community , city’s , states , and country .
We didn’t close factories in America and move to Communist China !
We don’t have trillions of dollars offshore waiting for some shill in congress to grease the skids to enable then to bring the money home !
You are attempting separating working Americans to fracture us .
Union members demand more money because as professionals they are better trained and dedicated to doing the job right the first time . Most building trades have four year and many have five year apprenticeships . https://www.google.com/search?q=corp+salaries+1970+till+2017&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi5nJamqbrXAhXPZiYKHUErBbIQvwUIIygA&biw=1920&bih=918
CEO-To-Worker Pay Ratio Ballooned 1,000 Percent Since 1950: Report
The ratio of CEO-to-worker pay has increased 1,000 percent since 1950, according to data from Bloomberg. Today Fortune 500 CEOs make 204 times regular workers on average, Bloomberg found. The ratio is up from 120-to-1 in 2000, 42-to-1 in 1980 and 20-to-1 in 1950.
“When CEOs switched from asking the question of ‘how much is enough’ to ‘how much can I get,’ investor capital and executive talent started scrapping like hyenas for every morsel,” Roger Martin, dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, told Bloomberg.
Nonunion workers wages go up when union wages go up everyone benefits !
Let’s look at the salaries paid to corp. executives http://work.chron.com/average-income-ceo-fortune-500-company-5348.html
The best-compensated chief executive in the 2012 survey was John H. Hammergren of health-care company McKesson, according to Forbes. His total compensation of $131.2 million included $6.3 million in salary and $112 million from exercising vested stock options. The second-highest-paid CEO was Ralph Lauren of his eponymous fashion house, whose compensation was $66.7 million. Five CEOs took a mere $1 in salary, but four of the five are already billionaires, and most were compensated in other ways.
The Fortune 500 CEOs’ compensation in the 2012 report was up 16 percent over the previous year’s report, according to Forbes, including an 8 percent increase in salary and bonus. Most of the compensation was not actual pay and bonuses, as exercised stock options and vested stock awards added up to 61 percent of the total. Fortune 500 CEO compensation peaked in the 2007 report, $17.1 million on average, before a three-year decline to $8.5 million, on average, in 2010, according to Forbes.