You are so wrong it's mind boggling. You need to read some history my friend. I lived it.
I'm not a supporter of today's unions, in fact I believe they need to be dismantled. The corruption is worse then ever.
However, labor organized to protect themselves, the worker. There was no OSHA setting work place safety, companies normally refused common sense safe guards on equipment reguardless of cost. If a forman's nephew or friend needed a job you were terminated and replaced.