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This post addresses employees becoming unionized.

One aspect of the impact unions have on the wage structure concerns the difference between direct wages and employee benefits. Research shows the presence of a union adds about 30 to 40 percent to employee benefits.

If you are an employer, how does this statistic influence your thoughts about your employees becoming unionized?

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Unions add 30 to 40% to employee benefits because the unions generally won't settle for minimal benefits. The employers are then faced with a situation of agreeing to the terms, including benefits, or the possibility of an uncooperative situation from the union, which could lead to a strike and no workers, bringing additional problems that need to be dealt with. This is definitely a concern with employees becoming ...

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This solution discusses the following unionization scenario:

One aspect of the impact unions have on the wage structure concerns the difference between direct wages and employee benefits. Research shows the presence of a union adds about 30 to 40 percent to employee benefits.

If you are an employer, how does this statistic influence your thoughts about your employees becoming unionized?

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