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We May Need Labor Unions After All – Business Insider

December 2, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’ve always hated the idea of labor unions.

Why?

Several reasons.

They create an “us versus them” culture within companies, instead of putting everyone on the same team

They create a culture of entitlement

They restrict flexibility and hurt competitiveness

They drive companies to move jobs out of the country, to places where there are no unions

They often become career employment for their leaders, who pay themselves well (much better than the workers they’re representing)

They maintain ludicrous compensation and benefit levels for jobs based purely on seniority (some bartenders in one of the New York hotel unions, for example, apparently make ~$200,000 a year)

They force companies to treat all union employees equally, regardless of the relative skill and value of particular employees–thus reducing incentives for people to do a great job

Etc.

And all those are indeed negatives.

But we’ve now developed a bigger problem in this country.

Namely, we’ve developed inequality so extreme that it is worse than any time since the late 1920s.

via We May Need Labor Unions After All – Business Insider.

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