It is a global economy. Other cultures are not conducive to trade unions like western culture. This is especially true in Asia where there is a team mentality and that everyone serves a particular role. In the west, individualism has been the norm, which means everyone, even the custodian thinks he can be a CEO. This is not the case in Asian cultures. Also, Asians are used to living on top of each other and have lower expectations for their standard of living. American union workers, who are very productive, just cannot compete well with a motivated Asian workforce who see having in-door plumbing as living high on the hog.