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History of Unions
Take the learning one step higher and look at the market in whole and how unions affect it. A stable economy, driven by supply and demand force a company into paying fair salaries, provide competitive benefits and offer perks to keep employees happy. Any adjustment to supply of IT professionals or demand for their services should impact the going price for these services. Unions undermine the ability of the markets to adjust accordingly. In the golden age of the internet and the availability to share and obtain information instantly, it's harder and harder for a company to obtain and retain quality employees if they have created a bad name for themselves. The gateway to good jobs is getting easier and easier. Unions do nothing but protect and foster those that could or would not do something for themselves. IT is very competitive. You have to bust your butt to stay on top and the good thing is you are rewarded. It is those that become complacent that struggle and want the blanket of protection that a union offers. I say no to 'in office retirement' and creating cushy jobs for union management. We are in a market that has several thousands of companies that compete for our services. Let the markets continue to take very good care of us.