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Why Do We Need Unions?

Jkerouack Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 12:08 AM
I just wonder how an individual worker can negotiate a market wage against a huge multinational corporation. If I go to Walmart and say that I want 9 dollars per hours instead of 8, how successful do you think that would work. They would say take it or leave it. Are you saying that I should;t have a union help negotiate my MARKET wage?

Michigan has now become the 24th state to give workers the right to work without having to join a union. The event provoked more than vigorous debate. State police had to be on duty to guarantee the safety and the ability of Michigan legislators to actually go vote on the measure.

So what is the controversy all about? I agree with folks on the left about the real issue. It's not about right to work. It's about unions themselves. Why do we have them? Why do we need them? What public purpose do they serve?

There's no mystery here. A union...