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[–] Robobob 4 points 6 points (+10|-4) ago 

Union over reach is one of the main factors that started this practice. Unions have only chased jobs out of the country. I have watched it all of my adult life.

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[–] rndmvar 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Actually, a bit part of the union problem is allowing non-working people to hold union leadership roles.
The states that allowed that, handed over the reins of the union leadership to Gibs'me'dats and Mafia types.
Many of the states that do require union members and leadership to be employed in the field they are a union of, don't have as many problems with union strong-arming.
That's because the union leadership, as employees of the industry, have a personal stake in keeping the businesses running.
A secondary clause that helps keep this in check, is limitations on union leadership pay for union leadership work.
That specifically prevents the leadership from getting dependent on union member dues.
A good implementation of that, is limiting the leadership pay to a percentage of the average union members' pay.
This prevents the role from being slave labor, but also naturally enforces a type of term limit.
As, leadership will be most vied for by the mid-range to junior level members.
All of whom are to be most impacted by long term decisions made by union leadership.

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[–] bagano1 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Now that you've chased them away, you've guaranteed working people will be impoverished and treated like shit. Black people ruined unions, that was the problem. When they're used effectively, they're not a problem.

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[–] Le_Squish 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

No, unions ruined unions. They effectively removed merit based wage negotiations because instead of pushing for fair evaluation systems they pushed for every idiot to get the same wage based on just holding a certain position within the company. Many also contractually limit how much pay can be offered to any one worker so companies have no room to negotiate to keep good people. Shit workers benefit the most from collective bargaining.