Ahh, greed. And power. The unions are self serving for more money. That is a form of greed. As Stossel has pointed out, who in their right mind turns down a pay raise? And have you seen the end of year bonuses that many companies hand out around the Holidays (Like Christmas)? The employees are busy comparing what they were awarded, and many times practicing envy ( a by-product of greed) because someone got more money than they did. Of course, the bonus check is likely based on employee performance during the prior year, a fact that is often overlooked.