said by Corehhi:
I've been short selling any stock with a union for a long time now and it always works out well for me. Last stock was AMR, they went BK, GM they went BK and the list goes on. It's getting harder to find union dominated companies though.
Well yes, labor membership on executive boards in German companies (with 1/3 to 1/2 the board power) has always resulted in corporations with lower stock values than equivalent counterparts in other countries. Those companies also have much longer-term goals and are far less susceptible to stock manipulation.