Sorry but you're the one full of it and in need of a cranial rectotomy. Yes, unions were formed long ago in a time of need. That time has long passed. Right now they ARE as John describes They ARE nothing more than a bunch of mindless robots who HAVE been a major factor in the demise of this country. I grew up blue collar democrat in a closed shop state. We stayed poor under unions while the leaders flourished. I've worked 60 to 80 hours a week my whole life to get what I have only to see things like Hostess happen over and over. Union philosophy of just raise taxes or prices to get what we want or else is pure garbage when they push until businesses close.