Monday, March 7, 2011

A Union Expert Weighs In

Harvard Professor Richard Freeman is an expert on unions and finds that they increased productivity and wealth in the U.S. in the last 20  years.

Excerpt from an interview

For a fun (friendly) poke at Freeman, watch this Stephen Colbert clip:

Prof. Freeman does recommend one change that unions don't like: allowing firms to form committees with workers to improve conditions. Apparently forming such committees can get firms in trouble in the U.S. (violates National Labor Relations Act, see legal stuff). According to Freeman, these committees work well in Canada.

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