Yet cars in Europe - where we're much more socialist - are much better.
Why are you bringing socialism into the equation? Unions in Europe are far different than unions in North America, the managerial units in Europe are already much more collectivist minded than the individualist managers in the United States and Canada.
What about my example above?
University lecturers are the lowest denominator of professions with Ph.D's. The reason why these people are stuck making $30k a year is because A) they are already rich, and don't need a serious job B) they can't do anything with their Ph.D. C--and most rarely) they like teaching.
Scabs undermine the bargaining position of hard-working union members fighting for fair wages, benefits and working conditions from profit-crazed, blood thirsty corporations.
Fair wages? $12.00CAD to bag groceries and stock shelves? Sorry, but its a very unskilled profession (I used to work at a grocery store as well). Its called fair market value, its a job anyone with two hands and an IQ
of 60 can do. If Joe Blow is 43 years old and still needs to work at a grocery store, he really needs to reevaluate his life.
Profit-crazed corporations? If it wasn't for the corporation NEEDING to make a profit, you'd be out of a job.