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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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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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