The problem I see with unions is that by encouraging collective
bargaining, they discourage merit pay and individual initiative.
The news today is that the actor's union will have a work stoppage
regarding commercials, due to a dispute over how residuals will be paid
for cable vs over the air broadcasting. Whichever way it comes out,
it will be a "one size fits all" scheme. No one can negotiate a special
deal which is more appropriate to their circumstances.
This seems to add an inherent inflexibility which ends up increasing
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