If police,firefighters did Not have a union do you think they would be underpaid?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    No because the public sector doesn't abuse its workers as badly as the private sector.

    The private sector exists to make a profit; even at the expense of humane working conditions.

    The public sector doesn't need to make a profit; they exist to serve the public.

    Granted, police & firefighters have tough & dangerous jobs,

    it may be arguable that they are underpaid even with a union.

    (they make a lot of money......but perhaps not enough money to warrant the danger they go through.)

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  • 9 years ago

    They would be paid, just not in the amount they dictate worthy of their labor. The real question is why no one sees anything wrong that a group of people get together and vote as a bloc for the very bosses that are responsible to regulate their wages and entitlements. This is equal to a McDonald's restraunt voting who gets to be their manager... Another thing is how no one apparently has a problem with the influsion of the socialist and communist party participation in the "debate"! But ask and all you receive in return is how "crazy you are" to think this even when their talking points mirror those of the supposed "New Left", right down to the "influence" of the Koch Brothers!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I think they would make what the market dictates...instead of having 6 year waiting lists for an interview for a job that eventually earns you six figures.

    There is a difference between underpaid, properly paid, and overpaid.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No one is underpaid

    if the job doesn't pay what its worth - no one would take the job

    Many people would be cops for FREE - just because they enjoy the work

    taxpayers are being raped bloody by the unions

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  • BeBe
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Since they are male dominated, they are less likely to be underpaid.

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  • 9 years ago

    Yes and under staff!!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Their working conditions would be so bad that few people would join in non recession times.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It is what the market can bare.

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  • 9 years ago

    No.

    DTG

    Source(s): A is A
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