01-19-2010, 05:03 PM
In the Starting Line-up
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Hanson, Ma
Re: Unemployment tax rate jumps up
They give Unions a pass on the Caddilac tax until 2018.
Maybe it is time to start charging companies that hire union workers a
higher rate towards unemployment.
A lot of the trade unions members spend a lot of time on unemployment.
They work for 6 months and collect and work on the side the other 6 months.
I have a friend who collected the last 3 monts of 2008, 11 of 12 months in
2009 and he is telling me that his extentions will cover him for the remainder of 2010.
I bet over the past 20 years most of my trade/union working friends
have collected for a combined total of 8+ years.
I believe that a company who has employed the same person for 20+
years "No time on unemployment" should pay a lower unemployment cost than the companies who hire union workers for 6 months of the year.
Each person should have an individual unemployment account.
If you lose a job after 20+ years your account would have more money
in it than the guy who spends 6 months on unemployment each year.
Why should the guy who has worked 9 months have the same
length of time on unemployment as the guy who's company has paid
into it for 20+ years?