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Old 02-24-2011, 06:52 AM   #10
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Tot: I'd argue that the primary reason for having unions (at least in the private sector, I find it harder to defend public ones) is to even the playing field betwen capital and labor, not fighting for spesific laws that workers may or may not want.
Simply put, as long as companies earn a profit, unions strenghten the barganing position for labor relative to capital when it comes to how to distribute the profit pie. As such, I'll argue that (private sector) unions won't become redundant unless there is no pie to share, then again, if that happens capitalism would be redundant too.

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