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Copy of Labor Unions Are The Enemy Of The Middle Class

Copy of Labor Unions Are The Enemy Of The Middle Class

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For some, labor unions are champions of the American worker, advocating for competitive wages, benefits, and good working conditions'€”setting standards that benefit all workers and, by extension, the overall economy. But to others, unions are good for members but bad for everyone else, raising wages above competitive levels, crippling companies, and eliminating jobs. Is the steady decline in union membership something to fear, or is the middle class better off without them?