Many plumbers & electricians learned their trade as apprentices, etc in the unions.<quoted text>
More kids going to college and racking up huge debts studying "Communications" or "African Studies" at fourth-rate schools for jobs that do not exist is not a good thing.
Meanwhile, try to find a good independent auto mechanic, plumber, electrician, or carpenter willing to work at reasonable rates.
You now those evil people you hate.
Yep, the evil union thugs build in a lot of training into their contracts & union structure.