Thing is, not all unions fight hard for their members. Even our union rep one time our union contract was up for renewal, admitted that we were not being well fought for by our union itself. He admitted we were THE lowest paid union members he ever had to deal with.<quoted text>
That is while the company is in business...
Most of the time we in the factory ended up counting ourselves lucky if we got a ten cent raise per year due to the contracts we had.
The only reason our factory even had a union was due to the fact that both Miller & Anheuser-Busch would only deal with unionized companies to make their factory made advertising. Be it pool lamps, decorations for the taps, on the wall lamps, etc....
So that union membership supposedly getting you more money is false in alot of cases. In the case of where I worked,'greasing' the supervisor's palm worked better for some than others to get higher raises.