“Name a successful unionized company. Think. You’re going to go to [commercial] break before you come up with one. And that’s the problem.”
At that point, I expected the union workers in the studio to drop a rack of lights on the cast. Was the rest of the cast’s acquiescence in Sorkin’s broadside a concession that NBC is not a successful company? Poor Jeff Zucker.
So I throw it out to readers. Can you give us examples of major successful unionized companies? And for purposes of clarity, let’s define “successful” as turned a profit in 2008. That’s a pretty high standard since 2008 was such a dismal year. But not an unreachable standard, I don’t think. Send us your examples, preferably with links.
Later Update: Reader email deluge in response. You can see the growing list here. But please try to include links in your email to the company’s 2008 profitability and to the fact of its unionization.