Unions can help those who would otherwise be exploited and never move up in society.<quoted text>I don't know about your neck of the woods but have you ever been in a quality grocery store where hardly any item goes for less than 5 bucks? I feel sorry for people that hate unions because they just can't afford the better things in life. What a shame to have that reality hanging over your head.
But sometimes unions take it too far, where the business can't improve its equipment (i.e. airlines and auto factories) so they get less competitive and outdated (crappy cars and stinky airplanes), then everyone loses their jobs.
In the end, you probably need an Asian guy to fix up the mess... as usual.