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Letters: A new paradigm for unions?

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A polarizing debate is raging about unions. Currently confined to public-sector unions, the debate will no doubt extend to the private sector as well.

Initially unions were formed to address safety and fair wage issues. Once these were largely resolved, unions bargained for benefits. Unions have provided us with the 40-hour, five-day work week, child labor laws and other improvements in our condition that many of us now take for granted.

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