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Unions and Contingent Workers

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Why do unions typically disagree with companies using contingent workers? Although companies rely on contingent workers, is it always cheaper to employ contingent workers instead of regular employees? Why, or why not?

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Unions are organized groups of workers that use their strength in numbers to have a voice within their workplace. Union membership provides the capability for a group to impact wages, work hours, healthcare, benefits, and other work related issues. The union provides support to ensure fair treatment within the workplace. In ...

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This solution discusses contingent workers vs regular employees.