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Ben Shapiro : What role do workers' unions play in an economy? / Clear, concise arguments and answers from leading thinkers / Eristical.com
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Workers unions play an important role in the economy unless they start beating people up. Collective bargaining is not anti-free market, rather, collective bargaining is an element of the free market and if workers get together and decide to strike for higher pay that's absolutely their prerogative. On the other hand, what is not their prerogative is to beat up those people who cross the picket lines, because at that point it's not a matter of economics. The fact is that you don't have a right to beat up person up just because there is a certain job which somebody is willing to fill for lower pay.

So unions have a role but only as long as there's actual unanimity and only as long as the workers actually agree to participate, but not if there's coercive behavior and bullying.

Syndicated columnist and author, Ben Shapiro