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Labor unions are detrimental to the U.S. economy
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reenum
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reenum
Sep 10, 2009
Case #1
Labor unions are prone to corruption and encourage inefficiency. Witness the ties between the Mafia and many labor unions through history.

Second, they promote an entitlement mentality among U.S. workers.

 
reenum
Oct 09, 2009
Case #2
The argument that workers would have no rights without unions ignores the fact that we now have a host of labor laws as well as a government agency enforcing them.

Like the cotton gin, the time for labor unions has passed. They cause wages in the U.S. to be inflated to the point where domestic manufacturers are forced to go offshore for manufacturing. The unions have created a class of people that feels entitled to a job and seems entirely unable or unwilling to change with the times.

 
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Labor unions are beneficial to the economy because they help the workers that take part in them feel secure in the fact that they have a job. This encourages workers to stay within their companies, which supports the economy by keeping jobs. In ths,


venusatpeace
Sep 30, 2009
Case #1
(Sorry, I'm new) AGAINST

Labor unions are beneficial to the economy because they help the workers that take part in them feel secure in the fact that they have a job. This encourages workers to stay within their companies, which supports the economy by keeping jobs. In this, it also acts as an attraction to taking a job with a union behind it. If people want to take those jobs, it will help the economy.
They're also beneficial to the economy because it helps keep wages at a normal rate for the workers. If unions did not exist, the employers would have complete power over the wages of the workers. Most likely, the employers would lower the wages to put more money in their pockets, and less in the pockets of the 'common man.' When most of the money is in the hands of few, the money flow in the US economy indefinitely slows because the money being spent by the common consumer is now being hoarded by a few people. Less money in the pockets of the workers means less money being spent, and that weakens the US economy.

 


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