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Why Do We Need Unions?

Sanity102 Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 2:02 PM
pt3 The problem isn't unions--and people should be very careful in trying to destroy the one entity that gives workers some bargaining power. It's unions in the PUBLIC sector. The trade off in public "service" of lower wages was secured employment and good benefits; the very issue most union members in the private sector face. And there is one other factor that keeps workers in the private sector in check: if they don't produce the company goes bust. Public workers because of their unions continue to produce substandardly. It is the public unions that need to be busted, not those in the private sector.

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...