[Excerpt] Most of us in the United States will spend our adult lives working for a living. During that time you will probably face important decisions. You might, for example, have to decide whether to accept a job offer or remain a full-time student. You might be conflicted about accepting a very low-paying service job just because it cannot be outsourced abroad. Or you might want to reject and offer because the employer does not provide health insurance or day care for your children. As an employee you might think twice about joining a labor union if your employer might fire you and it would be difficult to find another job in the current labor market.