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@B4NTX4XGreen from Illinois answered…2 days

They help at the moment, but should be unnecessary if government can do its job

@B4LXK7KSocialist from Illinois answered…5 days

Help in general, but corruption within unions hurts everyone and should be kept in check

@B4HHMCBProgressive from Pennsylvania answered…2wks

Help, everyone deserves the right to a union for fair representation against their employers

@Abel-VelasquezDemocrat from Kansas answered…2wks

While labor unions do not help the economy per se, they benefit the workers who are already part of the labor union. However, if the union achieves higher wages for the employees in the union, then the company would have increased expenses and would have to cut costs elsewhere. This could result laying off workers who are not members of the particular labor union. Job losses would increase the unemployment rate and would not be good for the overall economy.

@Daniel-Barton-Je…Libertarian from New York answered…2wks

Honestly don’t know. I hear they benefit employees that claim to be dealing with injustices in their jobs other times I hear they ruin moral, give bosses less of a reason to hire people that are apart of them and can have a major effect on businesses survival positive or negative.

@B4BBH72Green from Michigan answered…1mo

 @mexitexanGreen from Arkansas answered…2mos

It depends on the industry. All lobbying dissolves the purpose and structure of representative government. Unions as a collection notion are necessary only when injustice is present.

@9RQ24FKRepublican from Utah answered…1yr

@9RFY4LDRepublican from West Virginia answered…1yr

@9QY4TGPPeace and Freedom from Massachusetts answered…2yrs

hurt the economy, but help their members enough that they are a net good

@9QVZN4LRepublican from Texas answered…2yrs

They help in theory but if corruption is suspected, it should be investigated along with any political donations they give if they are found to be corrupt.

@9QSWWWCPeace and Freedom from Florida answered…2yrs

there should be no monetary currency system, but unions are meant to show the state of those working for a company, and should be important in making changes.

@cynetriPeace and Freedom from New York answered…2yrs

Neither, workers should have protections regardless of the economy

@9Q86M3ZIndependent from Missouri answered…2yrs

Their formation was founded on good principles, but has devolved since its inception.

@9Q6DQRKIndependentfrom Maine  answered…2yrs

Unions are not universally good or bad. They are essential for curbing work power imbalance and fixing some major issues in employee health, but they can also be a major stumbling block in efficiency and progress.

@9Q37Y8DRepublican from Connecticut answered…2yrs

I believe in a form of syndicalism called corporatism. The short of it is "the organization of society by corporate groups, such as agricultural, labor, military, scientific, or guild associations, on the basis of their common interests". The specific branch of corporatism I subscribe to is neo-corporatism, which "favored economic tripartism, which involved strong labour unions, employers' associations and governments that cooperated as "social partners" to negotiate and manage a national economy." So, in short, I believe unions help the economy, but they should be non-partisan and take part in tripartate negotiations with the employer and state.

@9PTVZ5RWomen’s Equalityfrom Maine  answered…2yrs

@Mason-O'DellWomen’s Equality from West Virginia answered…2yrs

I really have no idea what a labor union even IS. I just want this issue to be over.

@9P98BMBDemocrat from Washington answered…2yrs

@9P7JFW9Working Family from Oklahoma answered…2yrs

@9P5QXHZPeace and Freedom from Texas answered…2yrs

They could either hurt or help depending on their stance and how aggressive they are with it.

@9P48GWXDemocrat from Nebraska answered…2yrs

Some unions are absolutely necessary in areas such as manufacturing or warehouse settings. Unions in professional settings can actually damage the credibility of the job. Such as the teachers union.

@9P2ZP7XWomen’s Equality from Illinois answered…2yrs

Hurt, but I support labor unions because it protect my benefit.

@9NRP69WVeteran from Virginia answered…2yrs

Help but there should never be a mandatory requirement to join in order to work.

@9NNNZ9CGreen from Nebraska answered…2yrs

They hurt the economy, that is not a bad thing. Capitalism is ruthless and built on the necks of workers. I will always support unions.

@9NN3N95Constitution from Michigan answered…2yrs

In certain case Unions help workers, in others they hurt. The best way to ensure that they are doing they're jobs is to make Union membership optional.

@9NLX762Libertarian from Ohio answered…2yrs

@9NDNX4YLibertarian from New Hampshire answered…2yrs

Labor unions are wack. They protect the worst employees. And you have to pay them!? Insert Will Smith confused face meme.

@9N89NK5Green from Pennsylvania answered…2yrs

@Imani-MurryLibertarian from North Dakota answered…2yrs

Help, but only private sector unions. Public sector unions hurt the economy.

@Braeden-BlochVeteran from Illinois answered…2yrs

@9MN3LT9Libertarian from Texas answered…2yrs

Hurt,you should have a choice to pay into any union you want.

@9MDX8LYTranshumanist from Wisconsin answered…2yrs

Help, except unions for public employees which allow employees to pick their bosses

@9M64392Republican from Texas answered…2yrs

Neutral. The unions should lobby for what they were promised by their employers. We need to make sure the powers of labor unions aren't abused to get what they want.

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