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Old June 21st, 2008, 11:53 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by toolmantim View Post
And yet the wages of these skilled trades have been stagnant for over a decade...almost always tied in with the "non-skilled" workforce since it's s blue collar job.

4 years of trade school in ADDITION to thousands of hours working in a credible shop are required to get a Journeymans card...and yet it was an additional 3-4 years AFTER I earned my card that I felt confident I was a true professional in my field.

I know many here would find it hard to believe that someone who has no college degree has enough skills to justify $30.00+ an hour....and I'm usually LUCKY to find a shop paying $20.00 an hour.

I love NAFTA.

Should have been a fawking lawyer...
“Ford's gross average hourly earnings -- the money that actually shows up in the pay envelope -- have risen from $22.95 in 1997 to $32.38 in 2006 -- an increase of 41 percent. By comparison, all manufacturing average hourly earnings increased 31 percent” (Szczesny).

Szczesny, Joseph. (2007). UAW-Big Three: The Showdown Begins. Retrieved June 12, 2008, from shows an increase in wages as well.

Maybe you're working in the wrong places...?
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