I drag 340lb stacks of product off conveyors and onto trucks and warehouses for 8+ hours a day. Big whup. Of coarse, I am union and make $25 per and full benefits, 401K and pension. It doesn't matter what the job is, if you do it right it's going to be hard and hopefully satisfying. Oh, and in answer to your next post, we are on average twice as profitable and efficient as the non-union companies that do the same thing.
"Againsed stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in vain." F. von Schilling
My political pitch?
I came here to do two things. Chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubble gum. -Duke Nukem
It all started in 1934 with the Farmer's revolt, which drove many former farming families into the cities:
Part of this was intentional. The U.S. government wanted to increase productivity, so put taxes on family farmers to drive them out of business so the corporations could take over. Farming output might have increased, but countless decent farming jobs were also turned into bad jobs.
77 percent of all agricultural workers in the United States are foreign-born because agricultural workers have seasonal work schedules and they are expected to work longer hours. Asian and European first-generation immigrants used to be employed in the agricultural sector but native-born Americans are generally better off than their ancestors who had no choice but to take up low-paying farm jobs. Nearly 22,000 agricultural workers are flown into the UK from Romania and Bulgaria each year under the Home Office’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS) because farmers cannot find native-born Britons who are willing to do the job even among the unemployed and the American growers have been pressing Congress to relieve the labour shortage by setting up a similar scheme to import cheap labour from Mexico.
Last edited by ThirdTerm; Mar 03 2013 at 03:20 PM.
I dont think all americans would do farm work, I do think theres americans that would, that wont because theres no point in working for what they pay.