The unions and the tax structure are the prime reasons that most of our industry has moved overseas. The unions "jacked" labor cost to a point where the "diffrential" became so great that business could no longer ignore it. The huge U.S. corporate income tax is written off by corporations as a "cost of doing business", and is passed on the the consumer. Unions must take into account that labor is much cheaper overseas, and the U.S. typical overseas tax is 5-10 percent as compared to our max of 35%. The primary cause was the "powers that be" opening up the "global economy", without taking into consideration, that low cost (slave?) labor would ruin the U.S. P & L equation, when compared to, "made in China".