Unions are an integral part of the American job system. Unions have been good in that they have improve the working conditions of many Americans by decreasing work hours, creating more humane work conditions, and liveable wage. Unions also have their bad side in that many unsatisfactory workers kept their jobs via benefits of the unions. Oftentimes, unions often refuse to concede to management's demands at the perils of the workers. What is YOUR stand regarding unions?
As you say, at one time unions were desperately need and provide a great service.
Now, however, the primary purpose is to pad the pockets of union VIP's and make them powerful. I'm sure there are a few companies around the country that need a strong union to curtail certain activities, but they are fairly rare and in nearly all cases the law will do as well.
In general, rather than voting a union in, employess are better served to vote with their feet and find a different job.
Without unions workers have no representation. The only way workers can have a voice is to join together. Unions give workers that opportunity. Pay and benefits have declined along with union representation since the 60's. It will continue to do so until workers band together again to gain a powerful voice.
Unions started out as good things.
They're now too politicized and infiltrated by greedy activists.
by Holle Abee4 years ago
San Jose's Dem mayor is doing it, too. Do you think this will spread across the nation?
by Grace Marguerite Williams3 years ago
Do YOU believe that unions are the main problems in the United States? Do YOU feel that unions are causing jobs to be outsourced overseas because of the exorbitant demands of union officials? Do YOU also...
by Dan Harmon6 years ago
I believe that labor unions were a virtual necessity in years past - they helped correct deplorable and disgusting conditions in the workplace. But are they necessary, or even desirable, in modern America?There is...
by lady_love1585 years ago
http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/22/f … w-capital/Yeah sure the unions are for working Americans! No! They are the new radicals the subversives that wish to destroy this nation rather than give up on their grip...
by Dave McClure5 years ago
Here's what happens if you let the free market determine working conditions:http://paranormal-hotel.blogspot.com/20 … -doha.htmlPlease be careful what you ask for, folks!
by Josak4 years ago
Wages have not been keeping up with the cost of living for a long time now in the US and the primary reason is the weakening of the unions, the problem really began during the presidency of Ronnie the union buster...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.