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Why Do We Need Unions?

Sanity102 Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 8:00 PM
And does anyone actually believe that an employer who wants to make as much profit as possible will pay a good wage and benefits if there is no penalty to not doing so, and no union to keep out? A good lesson to learn is from those who ran to states with cheap gas, shelter and food--only to find that wages were also cheap. A major rule in business is to charge whatever the market will bear. That also goes with wages, you pay the least of what the work market will accept.

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...