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Roger A. Arnold
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13th Edition
Roger A. Arnold
ISBN: 9781337617383
Textbook Problem

Contrast the traditional (or orthodox) and new views of labor unions.

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Explain the traditional and new views of labor unions.

Explanation

According to the traditional view of labor unions, the labor unions have a negative impact on the productivity and efficiency in an economy. The reasons are listed below:

  • Unnecessary practices and approaches: The traditional union labors always argue for unnecessary staffing requirements and usually obtain them.
  • Strike: Strike is sometimes an unnecessary practice of labor unions because it disturbs production.
  • Creation of artificial wedge between the comparable workforces: The argument for higher wage rates in the unionized sector leads to decrease the wage rate in the non-unionized sector. Finally, the labor unions create an artificial wedge between the salaries of comparable work force...

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