Originally Posted by Direckshun
Are you aware of how the free rider problem is a legit back breaker for unions?
The free riders are the ones who are receiving more pay than value they create. That's what unions do. They redistribute wealth from the harder working union employees to the lazier ones.
Free riders are why I got out of the military, which is basically one giant union. When pay is based on seniority rather than performance, and people can't be fired, the workers break down into 2 classes, producers and free-riders.
The "free rider problem" that unions have, is that only free riders benefit from unions. Therefore, when given the choice, only free riders join unions. Thus, the union loses power.