Two firms in the chemical solvent industry decide to merge. Employees in the testing department of firm A have enjoyed high pay for many years. However, firm A is purchased by firm B who has a history of paying low wages. As a result, employees in firms A’s testing department earn on average $1.00 more per hour than those at firm B. Upon completion of the merger, what wage levels should prevail? Should wages be cut for those who worked for firm A? Or, should wages be increased for those in firm B?