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Antony Davies

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Antony Davies
Antony Davies is an associate professor of economics at Duquesne University and Research Fellow at Strata. He specializes in econometrics, public policy, and economic psychology. Davies has authored op-eds in more than 30 newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, and is a regular columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He is a frequent lecturer at policy conferences on Capitol Hill and in state capitals.
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Why Unions Care About Your Paid Sick Time

Labor unions negotiate higher wages and better benefits for union members. That’s fine – that’s their purpose and it’s why some people choose to join unions and pay union dues. The unions have to perform a delicate balancing act. If they don’t push for better wages and benefits for their members, then workers will have less of an incentive to join unions. But, as unions attain better wages and benefits for their workers, non-union labor starts to look much more attractive to employers and so employers will tend to prefer to hire non-union labor. If union labor is more productive than non-union labor, then the fact that union labor is more costly might not be a problem. But what’s a union to do when non-union labor is both cheaper and as productive as union labor? Keep Reading

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