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The Cost of a Decline in Unions

22 mars 2015 | Ingen har kommenterat än

This isn’t something you often hear a columnist say, but I’ll say it again: I was wrong. At least in the private sector, we should strengthen unions, not try to eviscerate them.
The Cost of a Decline in Unions, (NYTimes, 19 feb 2015)

Fackföreningar behövs, konstaterar kolumnisten Nicholas Kristof i New York Times.

I disdained unions as bringing corruption, nepotism and rigid work rules to the labor market, impeding the economic growth that ultimately makes a country strong.

I was wrong.

The abuses are real. But, as unions wane in American life, it’s also increasingly clear that they were doing a lot of good in sustaining middle class life — especially the private-sector unions that are now dwindling. …

I’ve also changed my mind because, in recent years, the worst abuses by far haven’t been in the union shop but in the corporate suite. … Unions, even flawed ones, can provide checks and balances for flawed corporations.

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