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Corruption should be weeded out and any raises should follow economic trends. Public union workers, such as mass transit workers, should not be getting large raises, when private sector workers aren't. Their raises causes fares to go up, which is... 3 years ago from a Democrat in New York, NY
Labor unions can both hurt or help the economy. When they get too powerful, they can cripple industry and drive operating costs up to the point the industry will close up shop like in the case of the steel mills. They can also help the economy by... 3 years ago from a Democrat in Pacifica, CA
Unions are an important protection for working class citizens, but institutionalized unions have the potential and often the tendency to abuse the system in unhelpful ways. 3 years ago from a Democrat in New York, NY
Unions are still necessary to ensure worker's rights are protected, however unions should not be telling management how to run the company. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Great Falls, MT
Unfortunately, the natural greed of most people requires there be a union system to protect the less powerful, however unions become their own center of power and greed that also becomes quite corupt. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Fargo, ND
Neccessary evil becuase of lack of corporate accountablity to employees. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Round Rock, TX
Labour unions help keep corporations greed in check with workers rights. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Edinboro, PA
In all honesty, I could care less. It seems like at times all they do is pout and whine like children about certain things when instead they could be debating these things. It's a tough situation yes, but in any aspect it helps and hurts. If they... 3 years ago from a Democrat in Minneapolis, MN
I believe they can help when workers are in a bad situation and I believe they can hurt when they demand so much that the business they are targeting closes. (Like the newspapers that closed a few years back.). 3 years ago from a Democrat in Montgomery, AL
When they were created they helped but they have become to involved and can actually cause a business to go under because they demand higher wages or more paid vacation from a company and the company may not be able to afford it so they then have to... 3 years ago from a Democrat in Saint Marys, OH
Historically Labor Unions helped the worker, but over time they caused strikes that ultimately drove companies out of business. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Decatur, AL
Both. They serve to protect workers and to keep us from returning to nationwide sweat shops, but they can become as bad as big business in protecting their interests above the interests of the economy or even of their own members. They become big business. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Midland, MI
I believe that they can go both ways. In some ways they help but in other ways they can hurt our economy. It all depends on who is running the show. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Madison, TN
Mostly the help and this country is in trouble without them. Collective bargaining for workers is the only way to offset the natural tendency towards greed and self-interest. Businesses are run by humans who typically look out for themselves and are in... 3 years ago from a Democrat in Canadian, OK
Help the people and workers to receive working rights, but can be harmful to the economy. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Cape Elizabeth, ME
Depends on the union and what their mission is. Unions have brought stability to families, yet some destabilize businesses. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Sheboygan, WI