Originally Posted by Big Violence
Unions are important for middle class working people such as myself. I work in a steel mill, I make a fair wage, and have good health benefits. If the company I work for wasn't unionized I'd be making 12 dollars an hour, if that, and have really crappy health care, or no health care at all. There is no way my family would be able to live like that because my wife has been sick and doesn't work.
What happened to supply and demand? What makes you think you are worth more than 12 an hour? Do you have any specialized training or skills that separates you from a walmart worker being trained for the same position?
That is the difference between you and these players. You can't be trained to do their job, but the average stiff can be trained to do yours. This is the whole reason why they have the NHL by the balls...and rightfully so. You on the other hand are just looking for an overinflated wage and benefits that cost the rest of the working class, when Joe Schmo can do yours with minimal training. I know, truth hurts.