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Associations of workers in labor or trade unions.

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Are there any statistics on union endorsements for presidential candidates?

LA Times mentioned a few, seemingly mostly for Sanders by the big-membership numbers On Thursday, United Teachers Los Angeles, the second-largest teacher’s union in the U.S., with roughly 34,000 ...
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What type of employees are “obliged to join a union as a condition of employment” in New York?

This is an excerpt from an article explaining why Amazon is reconsidering opening its headquarters in New York: New York is a pro-labor city, whereas Virginia is a right-to-work state where ...
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What negatives could come with union membership being made a prerequisite for employment?

Let's say a POTUS is elected with a friendly SCOTUS and congress behind him. He hates how America's unions and labour rights have been crushed over the decades, and in response passes a very simple ...
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The role of price elasticity of demand with the bargaining power of trade unions

My economics textbook says that the more inelastic the demand for a product, the greater the scope for passing cost increases on to consumers and the stronger a trade union's bargaining power will be ...
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Why don't unions negotiate members-only contracts in right-to-work states?

How unions are generally formed is that the workers at a company take a vote, and if a majority vote for collective bargaining, then all the workers get represented by a union in negotiations with the ...
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Why can public employees unionize?

I once asked a teacher (NY city public school) whether teacher unions were a good idea. He said: "they are bad for you and good for me". A trade union increases the power of the employees by allowing ...
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What can be done to limit the power of trade unions without hurting the right of assembly?

Some claim that trade unions are essential for ensuring workers rights. At the same time, some powerful trade unions are being blamed for using their power to extort extremely high salaries and ...