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The Decline of Unions
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 8th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Well...

The balance to unions is not corporations, but non-union workers. A company that willingly treats its workers well and thus needs no union is quite likely to out-compete a unionized company that treats its workers tolerably under duress. A non-union company can be more flexible and more relaxed than a unionized company, if the atmosphere is positive and cooperative rather than having an adversarial divide between corporate owners and employees.

Trying to "balance" corporate vs. union power is likely to shaft the workers, because unions were initially designed to give workers a way to face the tremendous power of the corporations without getting completely crushed. It's never a level playing field.
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