What do you mean by "freeloaders"? Are you suggesting that the union is doing something that will benefit all workers while only some workers pay for their "services"? Bull! The UFCW negotiated a 5¢ an hour raise, which amounted to $8 a month. After taking bows for being our intercessors, the union raised dues by an additional $12 a month. So, the only ones benefitting from union "representation" was the union itself. I certainly could impress my employer enough to gain rasises amounting to dollars an hour. In fact, I impressed that employer enough that he moved me into management. Screw unions!