Get rid of the minimum wage & unions and competition between employers and between employees would return.

Employers would compete by offering benefit packages and higher wages for the most qualified and efficient workers and employees would compete for the better jobs.

Minimum wage is the same mentality as 'everyone gets a trophy' regardless of performance. Unions exacerbate the problem making it nearly impossible for the company to weed out the non-productive personnel.

Minimum wage requirements also keep employers from hiring more workers for non-skilled labor such as high-schoolers and those just entering the workforce.