For those of you too unfortunate to have a non-union job, a "COLA" is a Cost of Living Adjustment. None of my friends who work non-union jobs get those. Instead, they get the shaft. My wife has a non-union job. She's lucky if she gets a very tiny raise of a few cents per hour once or twice per year.
Because I have a union working to negotiate contracts for the rank and file, we are treated far better than folk who work non-union jobs. Whenever I read articles about various places voting to not have a union brought in, and then see photos or video of the workers celebrating, I am always horrified. What are they celebrating? That they will continued to get shafted? It's insane.
At any rate, my pay just went up almost $1500 per year. In one quarter. All because of the inflation wrought by the morons who currently run this madhouse of a nation. None of my friends who have non-union jobs got squat. They have to pay these ever-inflating prices with no way to moderate the negative costs to them and their families. But given the chance, they'd still likely vote to discount collective bargaining in their own workplaces. I reckon the citizens of the USA won't be happy until we're all eking out poverty wages while living in toxic communities packed with fouled water and unbreathable air.
I got on the Internet to read the news this morning. I don't watch or read any mass media USA so-called "news". This nation's corporate-owned news organizations disgust me beyond description.
At any rate, the headline on BBC was this.
The headline at CNN was this.
The USA is a nation of religious morons. It sickens me more every day.