Do unions make workers more safe or less?
A recent Newsweek article, written by a small-business owner, addresses the proposed “Employee Free Choice Act” and the self-described paranoia he feels at the thought of having his company become unionized.
The author raises some interesting points about wages and benefits. And he expresses concern that OSHA is a lot more likely to come calling on companies where unions have either waged successful campaigns, or are hoping to.
But what about safety? Do unions make it easier or harder to keep employees safe? Do they fulfill the promise of promoting safer working conditions, or do they promote a counterproductive us-vs.-them attitude and make it tougher to get rid of unsafe employees?
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