2/28/2009

"Card Check" is really, really bad

I have mentioned this before, but it is so bad that it is worth repeating. Kausfiles has this: A government official will serve as the arbitrator. Arbitrators will impose a two-year contract when unions and firms are unable to come to an agreement. Guess whether unions will have much of an incentive to negotiate.

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Blogger TooMuchTime said...

The unions will come to the negotiating table and will negotiate until everyone is blue in the face. They'll just stonewall the business until the "arbitrator" rules for the union.

I'm still not exactly sure why this country has public employee unions and unions for 8-5, M-F, jobs. Government employees don't need unions; they're given more than adequate benefits from the legislature. If you're in an 8-5, M-F job (so to speak), do you really need a union? Once again, government regulation mandates many benefits.

I can understand why house painters, plumbers, and coal miners are in unions. Either the job is incredibly dangerous or you're not working for the same employer (contractor) all the time.

There are very good reasons to have unions. But there are reasons to not have them, and the baggage that goes with them, as well.

3/02/2009 7:17 PM  

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