Simi Valley Democrats will be debating if labor unions are effective at their next meeting.
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Labor unions, like businesses, are often effective at many tasks but at times don't serve the best interest of the wider public.
Unions primarily exist to serve their members, and frequently their goals often help our wider society.Unions representing teachers have been instrumental in bringing more funding to education in California.
But too often they take it too far by supporting policies that harm their reputations and damages the trust people have in public education.
Check out this article from The Los Angeles Times for an example.
I grow frustrated when I see unions react in reactionary ways to changes that can help the state and their members.
All of that said I am glad that unions were successful in many of the struggles for working people in America. Unions helped to enlarge the middle class and they continue to serve a vital purpose for many in the modern workforce.
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A question and answer period will follow.
Please call 805-582-2234 for more information. Light refreshments will be served.