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Why Do We Need Unions?

KPar Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 8:15 AM
"Recall that Henry Ford hired goons to beat up rebellious workers." You should also recall that Old Henry paid more than $5 a day, when prevailing wages were about half that amount, in order to reduce turnover. When the unions demanded more (oh! so much more!) Henry took it personally. Hiring goons? That was a different time- now the goons appear to be hired by the unions...

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...