Why Would a Young Worker Want to Join a Union?

Labor unions once existed to fight for fair and adequate pay, reasonable working hours, safe and suitable working conditions, and procedures to ensure fair review of worker grievances. Their existence made sense in an industrial, manufacturing-centric economy, as did their model of “scientific management,” which broke down work into definable tasks and allowed workers to…
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Republicans’ “Right to Work” Push Is, Well, Working

Earlier this month Wisconsin lawmakers, under the leadership of Gov. Scott Walker, voted to join the ranks of the right-to-work states. Twenty five states—half the nation—now give employees the ability to hold a job without having to join a union, and the recent Republican wave in state houses across the country could expand that number…
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NLRB Strong Arm Tactics Work, Deal Blow to Free Markets

What started with a bang ended with a whimper as the National Labor Relations Board officially dropped its case against Boeing on Friday. Sadly, it can hardly be considered a win for free market conservatives. The suit was dropped only after Boeing reached a deal with the Machinists Union to extend the contracts of workers…
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