California has the largest active workforce in the nation, as well as the largest state GDP where we rank 5th internationally. With higher wages being a major impact and guarantee of being involved in a labour union, we can see a direct impact on the economy and on individual housing situations. When wages increase there is a higher chance that individuals will purchase homes rather than rent, which in turn, decreases the chance of homlessness. Though beneficial, Labour Unions charge a fee in order to hire lawyers or spokespeople against the company which may scare away workers who are uneducated on the union. When a majority of workers are unionized, and are getting paid a higher wage, there is no negative impact on workforce productivity. In fact, it is the opposite, worker productivity increases when more workers are in fact unionized.