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User avatar #4331 - AreyouSerious (07/16/2012) [-]
Scenario: A man owns a small business and hires 3 workers. Are those workers allowed to form a union.
User avatar #4392 to #4331 - Patheos (07/17/2012) [-]
You don't need permission to form a union. Any group of people can just decide to. Though a 3-person union would be useless, mostly because three people can easily be fired and replaced in a small business. Also, there are now laws that keep fair wages and work hours in check. Unions were extremely important on forming out modern market, but are kinda useless now.
User avatar #4364 to #4331 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
My question is why?

With so few people a union will have no effect because if I was the the business owner, I would fire and replace you three.
User avatar #4400 to #4364 - szymonf (07/17/2012) [-]
I would go to the labour board and you would be fucked?
that's why you couldn't fire me for forming a union
User avatar #4411 to #4400 - reaganomix (07/17/2012) [-]
Not for just forming a union, but the business doesn't need to adhere to the demands of the union because it is so small that they could just get replaced.
User avatar #4356 to #4331 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
Why would they?
User avatar #4357 to #4356 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
because they can.
User avatar #4358 to #4357 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
What purpose would it serve?
User avatar #4359 to #4358 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
They can now fight for better conditions, wages and hours.

i should rephrase the question to should they start a union.?
#4368 to #4359 - anonymous (07/17/2012) [-]
What if the business owner is treating them fairly but they unionize to coerce him into giving unreasonably high wages and benefits?
User avatar #4360 to #4359 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
If it's in their common interest, why the hell not?
User avatar #4381 to #4360 - AreyouSerious (07/17/2012) [-]
then they can do exactly what the anon said above.
User avatar #4412 to #4381 - techketzer (07/17/2012) [-]
If the employer is so dependent on his employees that they can coerce him by threat of leaving, then there is nothing stopping them from doing that in my book, neither by right nor morally.
Anyone has the right to ask as much for his labor as he wants and take all he can get.

If they're just being asses that underestimate their insignificance, well, they'll be without a job very soon, as the employer has the right to tear up the contract and replace any employee.
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