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Unformatted text preview: overtime. They also helped to establish the federal minimum wage, unemployment insurance, and child labor regulations. Due to the expenses of keeping unions running, workers need to be paid more. Because union workers are paid higher wages than non-union workers companies who employ union workers usually charge more for their products or services. In todays society union workers cannot compete with un-unionized businesses. Though labor unions did strengthen the American economy in the past, the labor unions of present-day America hurt our economy. Labor unions are a necessity though to an economy who values their workers, as unions, when needed, improve our working conditions when employers will not....
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