people need to be reminded that a union is everyone who works in a particular location. it is not just three or four people. all of these people vote on their contract and either accept if or reject it. the old, "majority rules" axiom. just like how DC and State Leg. operates. I guess the American worker, the most productive worker in the world, who wants a better life for his family and has built some of the most awesome buildings, bridges and structures the world has ever seen, is nothing but a "thug" because he asks for a raise and better benefits. ever seen the new bridge at Hoover Dam? UNION WORKERS BUILT THAT!!!