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Jonathan Alter : What role do workers' unions play in an economy? / Clear, concise arguments and answers from leading thinkers / Eristical.com
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Ideally, unions should lead to increased wages and benefits, thereby expanding the middle class. The erosion of union power has been a net negative for the country. Where unions don't work well is in the professions, or what should be professions, like teaching, where they often impede accountability, protect the incompetent and reduce quality with work rules.

Author, commentator and lead Bloomberg View columnist, Jonathan Alter