When Union organizer M. Murali Mohan was murdered by police, the workers broke into the co. president’s home and murdered him for revenge. Globalisation sounded good at first in 1993. It sounded as if we were all connected ,but that isn’t the corp.definition, cheap labor with no benefits is what it’s really about for them. The workers in this case were unstoppable, tearing down everything in their way, furniture, machinery, vehicles in the compound. One group divided from the others, found the co. president’s home, broke in K C Chandrasekhar’s house and beat him to death as his wife watched in horror. Out in the town, the demonstrators started fires on their rampage fueled by the pursuit of fair wages.The police did not fire warning shots, they just shot at random,” says Satyanarayana, a union member, adding, “Policemen wouldn’t let us pick up the injured. They lay there bleeding for hours after the shooting.”
2 weeks ago 300 apple employees went to the rooftop of the factory in China threatening to jump in mass suicide if their wages were’t raised. they didn’t do it BUT this is why we NEED unions .
I agree, some union leaders have become corrupt but not nearly as many as corp. owners , their lobbyists, and politicians who take their campaign contributions or bribes and together putting profits in safe haven countries to avoid paying any U.S. taxes. without their taxes -who’s going to pay for public school, fixing potholes, delivering our mail, collecting our trash, etc….. 2012 is the time when workers from other countries with no minimum wage or benefits raise up and tear it down. Globalisation might allow us in the US to buy a shirt for 10$ while unemployed , but the people who did the labor ( since we moved our labor overseas) are not having it anymore. I would like to see manufacturing return to the U.S. where we already have laws in place to force corporations to pay a fair wage and provide insurance and disability to those injured on the job. Let’s bring back those “made in America” or ‘look for the union label” back to the states and REALLY create more jobs. if we can’t get manufacturing back in the states then we will surely need a GLOBAL MINIMUM WAGE and the same benefits our union leaders fought for here in the U.S to become global.-Lady Miss Kier