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View Diary: What's the Deal With Unions Anyway? (103 comments)

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  •  Well, yes. (0+ / 0-)

    If you stand aside and accept any benefits acquired by the action of the union-- wage increases, work condition improvements, fringes, and then do not pay your share of the costs,  you will indeed benefit-- even more than the union people.  Anything that causes you to share the cost is harmful to you.

    Conversely, each person who fails to share the cost, either increases the cost for the group members, undercuts the strength of numbers, and boosts the power of the corporation against the workers.

    There are two main issues.

      Is the freeloader conscientious, or merely opportunistic?  
      And whose side is he on.

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