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Why Do We Need Unions?

scott s. Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 11:43 PM
Unions operate on the business model of screwing younger workers for the advantage of older workers. This they call "solidarity". It creates a powerful incentive to "go along to get along" because the pay off for a worker comes at the end of the career. This is also why a union always insists on being exclusive bargaining agent. If workers were "free agents" it would negate the whole business model. So don't complain about free riders if you insist on exclusivity.

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...