Week #8 - businesses out and causing too much unemployment....

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There are many reasons why a government might seek to limit the power of a union, but I only need to give you three. The first reason a government would try to limit the power of a union might be because the union is finding ways to pay their union members too much. If a union pays their members too much it could cause a ripple effect in that particular field and cause the supply curve to change too drastically. Another reason would be because the union is becoming too powerful. If a union is too powerful they could basically get anything they wanted just because of that power, which could be dangerous. And if a union could get anything they wanted it would not necessarily be fair to people outside of the union. Finally, the last reason a government might want to limit the power of the union is because the union might be limiting the supply of labor too drastically shutting small
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Unformatted text preview: businesses out and causing too much unemployment. And even though I do not need to give a fourth reason, I think a government might try to limit a unions power is because of the threat of a strike by a particular union and the effect it may take on society as a whole. Some examples of this would be the strike of the grocery stores a few years back and the strike we had of the MTA workers. Both had a huge impact on our society. I personally did not enjoy working for a union. I worked for Disneyland and Stater Brothers and would be happy to never join a union again. Yes, we got discounts for tickets.blahblah.blah, but other than that I never saw anything good coming from the union. I only noticed the amount of money they subtracted from my checks on a weekly basis and the threats of being let go if I did not pay my dues on time....
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