Unions don't work in retail. The wages are too low. Nothing to bargain for.Not all unionized places do well. Remember GM? Why would they ask for a bailout if they were doing well. Remember how Chrysler needed two of them in the late 70's?
It would be easier, simpler and faster to simply leave lowes to a better employer. How about one with standards. Do you know that target practically requires a bachelors degree to be a department manager?
There's no evidence that a union would work well unless you start to specifically outline who would be a member. Factor out ASM's, part timers, department managers...who specifically would be there?
You can't "practically require" anything. Require is an absolute. Either you do or you don't.
Heard your Mom let you paint the basement.