Question: Unions protect even the most incompetent workers as long as
Unions protect even the most incompetent workers as long as they belong to the union.
Answer to relevant QuestionsUnion wages have outpaced nonunion wages over the last ten years. A manager can invoke the "employment-at-will" doctrine and fire an employee who refuses to obey an order she feels is unsafe. Employees who have a union are better off than those who don’t. A manager can hire "permanent replacement workers" during a strike action and these replacements need not be displaced when the strike ends. An employer can refuse to hire an over-qualified individual if management knows the individual is sympathetic to unions.
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