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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