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Job security declining for people in unions
Washington Examiner, by Sean Higgins

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Posted By:grace52, 3/21/2014 4:26:38 PM

Economist Allison Schrager points out a little-noticed shift in the workforce that explains part of the membership problem Big Labor is facing: Union members are now experiencing declining job security. This is notable because job security is a key benefit to joining a union in the first place. Unions are supposed to pressure companies to preserve positions, even in hard times. But even union-dominated industries have seen mass layoffs in recent decades. Also, many of the other benefits that unions provide, like pensions, are only available to people who remain at their jobs for set periods.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: schnapps, 3/21/2014 4:40:58 PM     (No. 9778882)

Øbamanomics destroys all. Even those who they claim to help.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Madman2, 3/21/2014 6:55:59 PM     (No. 9779005)

Union rules have destroyed a large part of their own job market by making their labor costs too high to support, especially when foreign companies are willing to do it for less. Look what happened to our former steel mills and other union heavy industry jobs, most have disappeared since it is cheaper to manufacture things overseas and import them to the US. Oh, and the EPA helped a lot in this, too.

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