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  •  Looks like lots of German companies (4+ / 0-)
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    lineatus, jimstaro, DRo, PSzymeczek

    will be getting more customers!

    Now if we could make labor stronger here in America... and maybe throw in a minimum-wage hike...

    If life was fair, we wouldn't need unions.

    by ScottyUrb on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 12:12:00 PM PST

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    •  Thing about Germany, (1+ / 0-)
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      And I've worked with some that came here and were highly skilled, is their long running apprenticeships in the trades, all trades, which we should have adopted across the board and  not just in the unions.

      As to making labor stronger here, fat chance as we now look at the so called higher education establishments as the end all that everyone absolutely needs to succeed and not as the profit driven industry it actually is. One can't learn but the basics, and those should be learned through the early education years, regarding trades sitting in classroom atmosphere's, you do so working with the experienced and even teach many because of the fresh minds and eyes brought with the younger years that have yet become accustomed to the old tricks of each trade.

      Reasons the young stayed out of the trades were the push to costly further education, stagnant wages and benefits if any and the pushing the new immigrants, including illegals, into to make sure the wages and more stayed stagnant or low.

      And the advancing technologies had nothing to do with it as trades people picked those up as soon as they were coming out, machinery, tools, you name it, and brought them into their on the job innovations!

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      by jimstaro on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 12:24:02 PM PST

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