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Chamber Opposes Dental, Workers’ Comp Bills.: An article from: Arkansas Business

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Chamber Opposes Dental, Workers’ Comp Bills.: An article from: Arkansas Business

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Chamber Opposes Dental, Workers’ Comp Bills.: An article from: Arkansas Business

Medical Insurance For Your Workers

Purchasing an insurance policy for workers will help change employee retention. When employees are able to purchase medical or dental insurance, they will feel positive about working for your company. You would able to attract talented and qualified workers if your organization offers insurance for workers. By offering competitive benefits packages, your corporation can have an advantage over other companies. If you can offer medical insurance that begins on the workers’ first day of employment, job seekers will want to apply for positions at your corporation.

Giving employees their choice of several insurance plans will allow them to select a plan that suits their needs. You should want to offer plans that include health maintenance organizations and preferred providers. Employees must be able to investigate whether an insurance plan includes their doctor or dentist. Some professionals should want to select plans that have a high deductible, so you should offer several plans that include a variety of choices regarding deductibles and copayments.

Some professionals should prefer paying a higher premium for a plan with a low annual deductible. Employees are likely to take care of themselves and feel more secure about working for a organization that sells medical and dental insurance. When workers are able to maintain their health, they would be less likely to call in sick. Your company will have fewer absent employees. When workers have medical insurance, they can be able to see a doctor for wellness visits. Offering different types of insurance can ensure that your employees are healthy and able to come to work.

Benefits with teeth: dental plans keep workers smiling. : An article from: Indiana Business Magazine

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Benefits with teeth: dental plans keep workers smiling. : An article from: Indiana Business Magazine

Senate Bill Includes Health Insurance Plan Mandate for Construction Workers

A centerpiece of the Senate’s healthcare reform legislation is the creation of health insurance mandates. These provisions require employers with over a certain number of employees to either provide a health insurance plan to their staff or pay a fine. Under the current system, a majority of Americans receive health insurance through the firm they work for; reform in both the House of Representatives and the Senate includes federal subsidies to allow others to buy a health insurance plan themselves. Democratic legislators had to balance their goal of insuring as much of the country as possible with minimizing costs. In order to do so, they had to ensure that companies wouldn’t take advantage of the subsidized health insurance exchange markets and drop their existing coverage.

However, those crafting the bills have acknowledged that many small businesses are unable to afford a group health insurance plan for their workforce. Many of these businesses do not currently provide insurance. Therefore, businesses with under 50 employees are exempt from the $750 excise tax. This tax would otherwise be levied on a per-employee basis, if any full-time worker who used a federal subsidy to buy a health insurance plan. Right before the Senate version passed, a new exception was added into the mix.

Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley proposed an addition to protect construction workers. In the construction industry, the majority of firms are smaller than the general threshold: 90 percent of them employ fewer than 20 people. Merkley’s provision limits the exemption for the industry to businesses with under five employees. Contractors who use union labor, regardless of their size, must often spend anywhere from 12.5% to 20% of payroll on a health insurance plan for their workers. Meanwhile, non-union contractors have the option of forgoing health insurance–this allows them to low-ball bids, which supporters of the exception claim will result in an unfair competitive advantage. Employees with the latter firms would have gone uninsured in the past, whereas now the federal government would pick up the tab for subsidizing their health care.

Tradespeople employed by contractors risk their health at a higher rate than typical office workers in other industries. Workplace injuries are more common for plumbers, electricians, construction workers, roofers, carpenters, and those in similar professions. While workman’s compensation insurance is a legal requirement for these firms, it often does not cover the complete expense associated with overuse injuries and other health problems not directly associated with an on-the-job injury. A quality health insurance plan may make them more effective employees in the long run.

Of course, some associations representing the building trades, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Home Builders, are unhappy with the last minute insertion. They believe that the mandate will result in tens of thousands of jobs lost, at a time when the unemployment rate is over 10 percent. Although small businesses will be able to take advantage of two years’ tax credits for buying a health insurance plan, trade associations believe that the credits will be insufficient. Republican Senators are also opposed to what they feel is a high amount of “pork”, or sweetheart deals for certain districts in exchange for votes. The Merkeley provision was, in fact, one of those 11th-hour deals struck by Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The House rejected a similar proposal during its own negotiations last fall. With a smaller majority, the Senate needed to shore up union lobbyist support. That constituency is increasingly concerned with the impact health care reform will have on their existing plans: by extending the length of time insurers must allow adult children to remain on a health insurance plan, as well as eliminating lifetime and annual limits on coverage, their costs will increase significantly. Labor unions also oppose the tax that the Senate plans to impose on the generous “Cadillac” insurance plans more prevalent among union workers. Democrats claim that such a tax is necessary in order to pay for part of the cost of healthcare reform. It remains to be seen if construction workers remain a special case when both chambers of Congress are finished combining their respective bills.

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It’s a Marriage, Company and Workers

News reports, depending on which you read, say that we are expected to recover in the next half with unemployment peaking in early 2010. While that’s not what I consider great news it is certainly encouraging news. We have made the hard decisions. We are about to come out on the other side. But things are sure different now.

The greatest challenge facing employers all over America, large Corporations to small job shops, is the rising cost of hospitalization. It’s hard for me to understand how anything can increase in cost at a rate of 11% each and every year. It would seem that eventually it would level out, but it doesn’t. Companies are saddled with this rising cost over which they have no control .

The working man and woman is caught in the middle.

If these companies can not reign in these rising cost of health care they will eventually be in the same boat as General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. Employees will be getting laid off. Workforces will be downsized. Either one means someone has lost their job, therefore their health care.

I wish I had the answer, but I don’t. National Health care is not the answer. Employee funded health care would send a lot into bankruptcy. And the companies can not continue to shoulder these rising costs.

One idea would be fully covered Government health care for those that are retired. This would give the companies the break they need and allow them to hire more workers at a living wage which would increase the amount of taxes being collected by the Federal Government.

But the other reality that this has, hopefully , taught us is that we as Americans need to be more responsible in our own finances. I will openly admit that I haven’t always been the most responsible person when it comes to my finances. Hell, I had the money and I spent it. But times change, circumstances change and we MUST change with the times or get left behind.

We, as workers, must work harder and smarter. The days of one man running one machine are gone. We MUST be a diversified workforce, able to run multiple machines and have multiple skills. We MUST be a workforce that comes to work everyday and gives an honest days work.

Now, please don’t think I’m saying that all American workers are lazy, I’m not. But you know who you are and if your honest with yourself perhaps you will see yourself in the above statement.

The relationship between employer and employee is a lot like a marriage, there;s give and take. We, as a workforce need to realize that the company can not always be the one giving. Wages can not continue to rise. Look at the example below.

Joe has worked at X Company for thirty years and makes 16.00 an hour.

The wage increase that everyone wants is at least .25 each and every year.

Now Dan starts and wants to start at the same wage as Joe is making, 16.00 an hour

Dan wants a .25 raise every year. and he works there for thirty years just like Joe.

That means that Dan is now making 23.50 an hour after thirty years.

Now Leroy gets hired and wants the exact same treatment.

At the end of thirty years Leroy is making 31.00 an hour.

Where does it end.

We as workers must shoulder some of the responsibility ourselves. It’s not up to the Company to shoulder everything. We must realize that they have bills just like us, gas, electric,water and sewage, telephone and property taxes. When we complain about our 400.00 dollar gas bill they are looking at a 64,000 dollar gas bill. The high cost of tooling and supplies are one area where we the employee can help. Don’t waste materials, don’t produce inferior parts, help maintain the machine by keeping it oiled and greased.

It may be that you don’t like the company you work for and if that is true find another job. Face facts your not happy and your more than likely not the employee you should be. Find a job that gives you the fulfillment you need. Find a job where you can contribute something and be an asset to the company and your self.

Yes you paid for that house or that car with hard earned money, but the company gave you the avenue to earn that money. Because you have a job your children don’t go to bed hungry. It’s not always the fault of the company that you need 10 or more hours of overtime each week in order to make it. The fact of the matter is your living above your means. That is most certainly not the fault of the company. And then there is always the case of when the company needs you to work overtime your complaining that all you do is work. but in truth you spend that extra money on wide screen TVs or a place to park your camper instead of paying down bills like you should.

Yes, it’s true you work and provide for your family. But if the company can not survive because of rising costs, some of which you can help control, then you will be out of a job and unable to provide for your family.

It’s a marriage, the relationship between a company and it’s employees. A husband and wife work together for the good of the family unit. So should the company and the employee.



It’s a Marriage, Company and Workers


It’s a Marriage, Company and Workers

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News reports, depending on which you read, say that we are expected to recover in the next half with unemployment peaking in early 2010. While that’s not what I consider great news it is certainly encouraging news. We have made the hard decisions. We are about to come out on the other side. But things are sure different now.

The greatest challenge facing employers all over America, large Corporations to small job shops, is the rising cost of hospitalization. It’s hard for me to understand how anything can increase in cost at a rate of 11% each and every year. It would seem that eventually it would level out, but it doesn’t. Companies are saddled with this rising cost over which they have no control .

The working man and woman is caught in the middle.

If these companies can not reign in these rising cost of health care they will eventually be in the same boat as General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. Employees will be getting laid off. Workforces will be downsized. Either one means someone has lost their job, therefore their health care.

I wish I had the answer, but I don’t. National Health care is not the answer. Employee funded health care would send a lot into bankruptcy. And the companies can not continue to shoulder these rising costs.

One idea would be fully covered Government health care for those that are retired. This would give the companies the break they need and allow them to hire more workers at a living wage which would increase the amount of taxes being collected by the Federal Government.

But the other reality that this has, hopefully , taught us is that we as Americans need to be more responsible in our own finances. I will openly admit that I haven’t always been the most responsible person when it comes to my finances. Hell, I had the money and I spent it. But times change, circumstances change and we MUST change with the times or get left behind.

We, as workers, must work harder and smarter. The days of one man running one machine are gone. We MUST be a diversified workforce, able to run multiple machines and have multiple skills. We MUST be a workforce that comes to work everyday and gives an honest days work.

Now, please don’t think I’m saying that all American workers are lazy, I’m not. But you know who you are and if your honest with yourself perhaps you will see yourself in the above statement.

The relationship between employer and employee is a lot like a marriage, there;s give and take. We, as a workforce need to realize that the company can not always be the one giving. Wages can not continue to rise. Look at the example below.

Joe has worked at X Company for thirty years and makes 16.00 an hour.

The wage increase that everyone wants is at least .25 each and every year.

Now Dan starts and wants to start at the same wage as Joe is making, 16.00 an hour

Dan wants a .25 raise every year. and he works there for thirty years just like Joe.

That means that Dan is now making 23.50 an hour after thirty years.

Now Leroy gets hired and wants the exact same treatment.

At the end of thirty years Leroy is making 31.00 an hour.

Where does it end.

We as workers must shoulder some of the responsibility ourselves. It’s not up to the Company to shoulder everything. We must realize that they have bills just like us, gas, electric,water and sewage, telephone and property taxes. When we complain about our 400.00 dollar gas bill they are looking at a 64,000 dollar gas bill. The high cost of tooling and supplies are one area where we the employee can help. Don’t waste materials, don’t produce inferior parts, help maintain the machine by keeping it oiled and greased.

It may be that you don’t like the company you work for and if that is true find another job. Face facts your not happy and your more than likely not the employee you should be. Find a job that gives you the fulfillment you need. Find a job where you can contribute something and be an asset to the company and your self.

Yes you paid for that house or that car with hard earned money, but the company gave you the avenue to earn that money. Because you have a job your children don’t go to bed hungry. It’s not always the fault of the company that you need 10 or more hours of overtime each week in order to make it. The fact of the matter is your living above your means. That is most certainly not the fault of the company. And then there is always the case of when the company needs you to work overtime your complaining that all you do is work. but in truth you spend that extra money on wide screen TVs or a place to park your camper instead of paying down bills like you should.

Yes, it’s true you work and provide for your family. But if the company can not survive because of rising costs, some of which you can help control, then you will be out of a job and unable to provide for your family.

It’s a marriage, the relationship between a company and it’s employees. A husband and wife work together for the good of the family unit. So should the company and the employee.


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News reports, depending on which you read, say that we are expected to recover in the next half with unemployment peaking in early 2010. While that’s not what I consider great news it is certainly encouraging news. We have made the hard decisions. We are about to come out on the other side. But things are sure different now.

The greatest challenge facing employers all over America, large Corporations to small job shops, is the rising cost of hospitalization. It’s hard for me to understand how anything can increase in cost at a rate of 11% each and every year. It would seem that eventually it would level out, but it doesn’t. Companies are saddled with this rising cost over which they have no control .

The working man and woman is caught in the middle.

If these companies can not reign in these rising cost of health care they will eventually be in the same boat as General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. Employees will be getting laid off. Workforces will be downsized. Either one means someone has lost their job, therefore their health care.

I wish I had the answer, but I don’t. National Health care is not the answer. Employee funded health care would send a lot into bankruptcy. And the companies can not continue to shoulder these rising costs.

One idea would be fully covered Government health care for those that are retired. This would give the companies the break they need and allow them to hire more workers at a living wage which would increase the amount of taxes being collected by the Federal Government.

But the other reality that this has, hopefully , taught us is that we as Americans need to be more responsible in our own finances. I will openly admit that I haven’t always been the most responsible person when it comes to my finances. Hell, I had the money and I spent it. But times change, circumstances change and we MUST change with the times or get left behind.

We, as workers, must work harder and smarter. The days of one man running one machine are gone. We MUST be a diversified workforce, able to run multiple machines and have multiple skills. We MUST be a workforce that comes to work everyday and gives an honest days work.

Now, please don’t think I’m saying that all American workers are lazy, I’m not. But you know who you are and if your honest with yourself perhaps you will see yourself in the above statement.

The relationship between employer and employee is a lot like a marriage, there;s give and take. We, as a workforce need to realize that the company can not always be the one giving. Wages can not continue to rise. Look at the example below.

Joe has worked at X Company for thirty years and makes 16.00 an hour.

The wage increase that everyone wants is at least .25 each and every year.

Now Dan starts and wants to start at the same wage as Joe is making, 16.00 an hour

Dan wants a .25 raise every year. and he works there for thirty years just like Joe.

That means that Dan is now making 23.50 an hour after thirty years.

Now Leroy gets hired and wants the exact same treatment.

At the end of thirty years Leroy is making 31.00 an hour.

Where does it end.

We as workers must shoulder some of the responsibility ourselves. It’s not up to the Company to shoulder everything. We must realize that they have bills just like us, gas, electric,water and sewage, telephone and property taxes. When we complain about our 400.00 dollar gas bill they are looking at a 64,000 dollar gas bill. The high cost of tooling and supplies are one area where we the employee can help. Don’t waste materials, don’t produce inferior parts, help maintain the machine by keeping it oiled and greased.

It may be that you don’t like the company you work for and if that is true find another job. Face facts your not happy and your more than likely not the employee you should be. Find a job that gives you the fulfillment you need. Find a job where you can contribute something and be an asset to the company and your self.

Yes you paid for that house or that car with hard earned money, but the company gave you the avenue to earn that money. Because you have a job your children don’t go to bed hungry. It’s not always the fault of the company that you need 10 or more hours of overtime each week in order to make it. The fact of the matter is your living above your means. That is most certainly not the fault of the company. And then there is always the case of when the company needs you to work overtime your complaining that all you do is work. but in truth you spend that extra money on wide screen TVs or a place to park your camper instead of paying down bills like you should.

Yes, it’s true you work and provide for your family. But if the company can not survive because of rising costs, some of which you can help control, then you will be out of a job and unable to provide for your family.

It’s a marriage, the relationship between a company and it’s employees. A husband and wife work together for the good of the family unit. So should the company and the employee.



It’s a Marriage, Company and Workers


It’s a Marriage, Company and Workers

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News reports, depending on which you read, say that we are expected to recover in the next half with unemployment peaking in early 2010. While that’s not what I consider great news it is certainly encouraging news. We have made the hard decisions. We are about to come out on the other side. But things are sure different now.

The greatest challenge facing employers all over America, large Corporations to small job shops, is the rising cost of hospitalization. It’s hard for me to understand how anything can increase in cost at a rate of 11% each and every year. It would seem that eventually it would level out, but it doesn’t. Companies are saddled with this rising cost over which they have no control .

The working man and woman is caught in the middle.

If these companies can not reign in these rising cost of health care they will eventually be in the same boat as General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. Employees will be getting laid off. Workforces will be downsized. Either one means someone has lost their job, therefore their health care.

I wish I had the answer, but I don’t. National Health care is not the answer. Employee funded health care would send a lot into bankruptcy. And the companies can not continue to shoulder these rising costs.

One idea would be fully covered Government health care for those that are retired. This would give the companies the break they need and allow them to hire more workers at a living wage which would increase the amount of taxes being collected by the Federal Government.

But the other reality that this has, hopefully , taught us is that we as Americans need to be more responsible in our own finances. I will openly admit that I haven’t always been the most responsible person when it comes to my finances. Hell, I had the money and I spent it. But times change, circumstances change and we MUST change with the times or get left behind.

We, as workers, must work harder and smarter. The days of one man running one machine are gone. We MUST be a diversified workforce, able to run multiple machines and have multiple skills. We MUST be a workforce that comes to work everyday and gives an honest days work.

Now, please don’t think I’m saying that all American workers are lazy, I’m not. But you know who you are and if your honest with yourself perhaps you will see yourself in the above statement.

The relationship between employer and employee is a lot like a marriage, there;s give and take. We, as a workforce need to realize that the company can not always be the one giving. Wages can not continue to rise. Look at the example below.

Joe has worked at X Company for thirty years and makes 16.00 an hour.

The wage increase that everyone wants is at least .25 each and every year.

Now Dan starts and wants to start at the same wage as Joe is making, 16.00 an hour

Dan wants a .25 raise every year. and he works there for thirty years just like Joe.

That means that Dan is now making 23.50 an hour after thirty years.

Now Leroy gets hired and wants the exact same treatment.

At the end of thirty years Leroy is making 31.00 an hour.

Where does it end.

We as workers must shoulder some of the responsibility ourselves. It’s not up to the Company to shoulder everything. We must realize that they have bills just like us, gas, electric,water and sewage, telephone and property taxes. When we complain about our 400.00 dollar gas bill they are looking at a 64,000 dollar gas bill. The high cost of tooling and supplies are one area where we the employee can help. Don’t waste materials, don’t produce inferior parts, help maintain the machine by keeping it oiled and greased.

It may be that you don’t like the company you work for and if that is true find another job. Face facts your not happy and your more than likely not the employee you should be. Find a job that gives you the fulfillment you need. Find a job where you can contribute something and be an asset to the company and your self.

Yes you paid for that house or that car with hard earned money, but the company gave you the avenue to earn that money. Because you have a job your children don’t go to bed hungry. It’s not always the fault of the company that you need 10 or more hours of overtime each week in order to make it. The fact of the matter is your living above your means. That is most certainly not the fault of the company. And then there is always the case of when the company needs you to work overtime your complaining that all you do is work. but in truth you spend that extra money on wide screen TVs or a place to park your camper instead of paying down bills like you should.

Yes, it’s true you work and provide for your family. But if the company can not survive because of rising costs, some of which you can help control, then you will be out of a job and unable to provide for your family.

It’s a marriage, the relationship between a company and it’s employees. A husband and wife work together for the good of the family unit. So should the company and the employee.


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It’s a Marriage, Company and Workers

News reports, depending on which you read, say that we are expected to recover in the next half with unemployment peaking in early 2010. While that’s not what I consider great news it is certainly encouraging news. We have made the hard decisions. We are about to come out on the other side. But things are sure different now.

The greatest challenge facing employers all over America, large Corporations to small job shops, is the rising cost of hospitalization. It’s hard for me to understand how anything can increase in cost at a rate of 11% each and every year. It would seem that eventually it would level out, but it doesn’t. Companies are saddled with this rising cost over which they have no control .

The working man and woman is caught in the middle.

If these companies can not reign in these rising cost of health care they will eventually be in the same boat as General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. Employees will be getting laid off. Workforces will be downsized. Either one means someone has lost their job, therefore their health care.

I wish I had the answer, but I don’t. National Health care is not the answer. Employee funded health care would send a lot into bankruptcy. And the companies can not continue to shoulder these rising costs.

One idea would be fully covered Government health care for those that are retired. This would give the companies the break they need and allow them to hire more workers at a living wage which would increase the amount of taxes being collected by the Federal Government.

But the other reality that this has, hopefully , taught us is that we as Americans need to be more responsible in our own finances. I will openly admit that I haven’t always been the most responsible person when it comes to my finances. Hell, I had the money and I spent it. But times change, circumstances change and we MUST change with the times or get left behind.

We, as workers, must work harder and smarter. The days of one man running one machine are gone. We MUST be a diversified workforce, able to run multiple machines and have multiple skills. We MUST be a workforce that comes to work everyday and gives an honest days work.

Now, please don’t think I’m saying that all American workers are lazy, I’m not. But you know who you are and if your honest with yourself perhaps you will see yourself in the above statement.

The relationship between employer and employee is a lot like a marriage, there;s give and take. We, as a workforce need to realize that the company can not always be the one giving. Wages can not continue to rise. Look at the example below.

Joe has worked at X Company for thirty years and makes 16.00 an hour.

The wage increase that everyone wants is at least .25 each and every year.

Now Dan starts and wants to start at the same wage as Joe is making, 16.00 an hour

Dan wants a .25 raise every year. and he works there for thirty years just like Joe.

That means that Dan is now making 23.50 an hour after thirty years.

Now Leroy gets hired and wants the exact same treatment.

At the end of thirty years Leroy is making 31.00 an hour.

Where does it end.

We as workers must shoulder some of the responsibility ourselves. It’s not up to the Company to shoulder everything. We must realize that they have bills just like us, gas, electric,water and sewage, telephone and property taxes. When we complain about our 400.00 dollar gas bill they are looking at a 64,000 dollar gas bill. The high cost of tooling and supplies are one area where we the employee can help. Don’t waste materials, don’t produce inferior parts, help maintain the machine by keeping it oiled and greased.

It may be that you don’t like the company you work for and if that is true find another job. Face facts your not happy and your more than likely not the employee you should be. Find a job that gives you the fulfillment you need. Find a job where you can contribute something and be an asset to the company and your self.

Yes you paid for that house or that car with hard earned money, but the company gave you the avenue to earn that money. Because you have a job your children don’t go to bed hungry. It’s not always the fault of the company that you need 10 or more hours of overtime each week in order to make it. The fact of the matter is your living above your means. That is most certainly not the fault of the company. And then there is always the case of when the company needs you to work overtime your complaining that all you do is work. but in truth you spend that extra money on wide screen TVs or a place to park your camper instead of paying down bills like you should.

Yes, it’s true you work and provide for your family. But if the company can not survive because of rising costs, some of which you can help control, then you will be out of a job and unable to provide for your family.

It’s a marriage, the relationship between a company and it’s employees. A husband and wife work together for the good of the family unit. So should the company and the employee.



It’s a Marriage, Company and Workers


It’s a Marriage, Company and Workers

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News reports, depending on which you read, say that we are expected to recover in the next half with unemployment peaking in early 2010. While that’s not what I consider great news it is certainly encouraging news. We have made the hard decisions. We are about to come out on the other side. But things are sure different now.

The greatest challenge facing employers all over America, large Corporations to small job shops, is the rising cost of hospitalization. It’s hard for me to understand how anything can increase in cost at a rate of 11% each and every year. It would seem that eventually it would level out, but it doesn’t. Companies are saddled with this rising cost over which they have no control .

The working man and woman is caught in the middle.

If these companies can not reign in these rising cost of health care they will eventually be in the same boat as General Motors, Chrysler and Ford. Employees will be getting laid off. Workforces will be downsized. Either one means someone has lost their job, therefore their health care.

I wish I had the answer, but I don’t. National Health care is not the answer. Employee funded health care would send a lot into bankruptcy. And the companies can not continue to shoulder these rising costs.

One idea would be fully covered Government health care for those that are retired. This would give the companies the break they need and allow them to hire more workers at a living wage which would increase the amount of taxes being collected by the Federal Government.

But the other reality that this has, hopefully , taught us is that we as Americans need to be more responsible in our own finances. I will openly admit that I haven’t always been the most responsible person when it comes to my finances. Hell, I had the money and I spent it. But times change, circumstances change and we MUST change with the times or get left behind.

We, as workers, must work harder and smarter. The days of one man running one machine are gone. We MUST be a diversified workforce, able to run multiple machines and have multiple skills. We MUST be a workforce that comes to work everyday and gives an honest days work.

Now, please don’t think I’m saying that all American workers are lazy, I’m not. But you know who you are and if your honest with yourself perhaps you will see yourself in the above statement.

The relationship between employer and employee is a lot like a marriage, there;s give and take. We, as a workforce need to realize that the company can not always be the one giving. Wages can not continue to rise. Look at the example below.

Joe has worked at X Company for thirty years and makes 16.00 an hour.

The wage increase that everyone wants is at least .25 each and every year.

Now Dan starts and wants to start at the same wage as Joe is making, 16.00 an hour

Dan wants a .25 raise every year. and he works there for thirty years just like Joe.

That means that Dan is now making 23.50 an hour after thirty years.

Now Leroy gets hired and wants the exact same treatment.

At the end of thirty years Leroy is making 31.00 an hour.

Where does it end.

We as workers must shoulder some of the responsibility ourselves. It’s not up to the Company to shoulder everything. We must realize that they have bills just like us, gas, electric,water and sewage, telephone and property taxes. When we complain about our 400.00 dollar gas bill they are looking at a 64,000 dollar gas bill. The high cost of tooling and supplies are one area where we the employee can help. Don’t waste materials, don’t produce inferior parts, help maintain the machine by keeping it oiled and greased.

It may be that you don’t like the company you work for and if that is true find another job. Face facts your not happy and your more than likely not the employee you should be. Find a job that gives you the fulfillment you need. Find a job where you can contribute something and be an asset to the company and your self.

Yes you paid for that house or that car with hard earned money, but the company gave you the avenue to earn that money. Because you have a job your children don’t go to bed hungry. It’s not always the fault of the company that you need 10 or more hours of overtime each week in order to make it. The fact of the matter is your living above your means. That is most certainly not the fault of the company. And then there is always the case of when the company needs you to work overtime your complaining that all you do is work. but in truth you spend that extra money on wide screen TVs or a place to park your camper instead of paying down bills like you should.

Yes, it’s true you work and provide for your family. But if the company can not survive because of rising costs, some of which you can help control, then you will be out of a job and unable to provide for your family.

It’s a marriage, the relationship between a company and it’s employees. A husband and wife work together for the good of the family unit. So should the company and the employee.


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