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Thanks for the piece.

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I appreciate what unions can do, giving some power to the little guys, but they can become to powerful. Growing up in Detroit and watching the UAW (United Auto Workers) union strike regularly because they demand more money really soured me on unions. My dad worked on a GM assembly line. By the time he retired he was making $40+ an hour installing seat belts. That is ridiculous amount of money for a general labor job. That also doesn't include the double pay overtime they receive. They recently got bonuses up to $10,000. Over the years the UAW has amassed a large amount of power and can bend the big three to their will.

I want the developers to have better conditions, but I hope it doesn't become developers vs the publishers down the line.

Think about what you wrote. GM is a soulless corporation whose owners / stockholders want to make as much money as possible. Despite this, they were willing to pay $40 per hour to someone installing seatbelts (presumably based on seniority / time with the company). That means despite that one worker being of little consequence to GM, the union he was in had enough bargaining power to make it cheaper to pay him than to fire him and the rest of the union and hire new non-union workers.

Unless you're saying GM is voluntarily giving up a cheaper options, I don't see this as anything other than an endorsement of unions. Companies perpetuate this notion of the worthless worker. But when everyone threatens to quit / strike, suddenly they see how valuable their workers are. Wages have stagnated but production is way up. Are you saying companies should keep all their profits for themselves? They make more money but the people making them that money shouldn't keep any of it?

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Source: http://www.epi.org/publication/charting-wage-stagnation/

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This has been imminent for years. Public E3 events and booths are no longer relevant. Consumers get news from the company directly and industry people make private appointments.

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Am I dead? So much of this disc feels like they've already done it on Demo Derby. Armored Core, female commentators, the football trailer. Am I just going crazy? Or maybe they re-used the same demos?

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From the subheadline and me not knowing much about South By Southwest and reading an article on Ars Technica about this same news story, I figured that SXSW literally had a "Big Tent" and so security was harder to do there and still keep the feel of the event.

Turns out SXSW is just bad at security.

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So the video for this was never made?

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I need a Gerstmann quick look of this. In a perfect world, a Vinny-Jeff quick look, but what are you gonna do?

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