My father's family was from Michigan. He moved away at a very young age and took a job that did not involve joining a union. His brothers remained in Michigan and took union jobs in the auto industry. When the union said strike, my uncles struck. The 'strike fund' was always quickly used up. Guess who my uncles called upon to assist them in their time of 'need' ... got it in one didn't you. My father. I learned as a young child that unions didn't assist anyone.