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Sunbelt . . . from page 9 Fighting Back In view of corporate preconditions for reinvestment in the North and Rohatyn’s veiled call for a bloodless corporate coup d’etat, it is essential to forge a series of alternative policies designed to rebuild the economic base in the North without sacrificing either democracy, labor standards, or social programs. However, if they are to succeed, these alternatives must focus on two fronts simultaneously. First, wages, fringe benefits, and social services throughout the nation, and especially in the South, must be raised so that corporations no longer have an incentive to relocate. At a minimum this would require: repeal of Section 14B of the TaftHartley Act so that the open shop is banished from the nation; amending the National Labor Relations Act to require swift punishment and severe penalties for firms that violate NLRB rulings; a massive effort by unions to organize both public and private sector employees in the South; a guaranteed annual income that ensures all families an adequate and respectable standard of living; national welfare reform coupled with substantial benefit improvements for all recipients. These policies would have several beneficial effects for the working class and unemployed. Most importantly, they would reduce the incentive for corporations to relocate to low wage, non-union regions. In addition, they would remove the necessity for the poor and unemployed to accept any job they are offered, no matter how low the wage. Finally, they would benefit workers in all regions and end the rhetoric of regional confrontation. But by themselves, these policies will not be sufficient. They must be supplemented by financial penalties on corporate mobility and greater public control over all corporate decisions. Currently, corporate relocations place heavy financial burdens on the communities they leave. Workers lose their jobs, unemployment and welfare payments increase, and tax collections decline. Despite these costs, present state and national statutes do not force corporations to include them in their balance sheet. As a result, decisions to relocate are made on the basis of private costs, not the full social cost. From society’s perspective, this produces a misallocation of resources. But by placing financial penalties on corporations that wish to relocate, local communities will be compensated for the costs imposed on them by corporations and decisions to relocate will be based on a comparison of associated with a move. At present, corporations can wrest concessions from labor and local public officials because ultimately business controls the allocation of resources, the creation of jobs, and the size of the tax base. Until this power is removed from corporate boardrooms and vested in public officials who must answer to the electorate, we will witness additional corporate “intrusions” into the affairs of government and the imposition of “good business climates” in all regions. Failure to act will lead not only to a decline in living standards and social services, but to an eventual destruction of democracy. River it Inn, Bar &Grill 1100 NORTH ST. MARY’S STREET. SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS 78215 2269189 Motel Rates from $15.00 Pool , Downtown 24hr Restaurant And next door San Antonio Country Cocktails from 7 A.M. Happy Hour 2-7 P.M. Game room, TV, Disco Dancing 9 P.M. nightly. Two discos and after hours till 4 A.M. Fri., Sat., & Holidays. Outdoor patio, Free parking. 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