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Curbed - certainly needed. Ditto, however, for the employers.
When unions are too strong it destroys the businesses, prevents "outsiders" from getting work by keeping them out of the unions, and one I find particularly offensive, being forced to pay union dues even if you don't want to join. Or play it the French way, where going on strike is considered an actual occupation at this point.
When unions are too weak, workers - people, are treated like dirt. Sweatshops are gone for a reason. Unfair working conditions (I've seen demands for free overtime), unsafe conditions, and when possible, starvation wages. Think of the old time coal mines and mining towns and eternal debt to the "company store".
So - like all things - there needs to be some balance. Just like with communism vs. capitalism. Either one runs amok if unbridled by the other.
This CCC is dedicated to the memory of @OriginalGriff who, according to CNN, recently passed away whilst attempting to inject himself with chicken broth using a 3D printed syringe. He will be remembered for his dilligence. He will be remembered for his brilliant and forgiving sense of humour. And he will be remembered because I was really hoping he'd be around to solve this one so I wouldn't be stuck with it on Tuesday.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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