I've never been to Detroit, but my friend who lived there several years tells me that it's all but become somewhat a ghost city. Gangs and drugs are everywhere, and government funded housing to help out the people there are nothing more then crap holes. And it blew him away the first Halloween, as he saw people burn dozens of abandon buildings to the ground for fun.
He told me that back at the boom of the American Auto Industry the unions would ask for a raise, and if the company refused the union workers would move to the company down the street. Back and forth it would go until welders were being paid well over the national average. Why wouldn't the car companies move out?
I'm tired of hearing people complain about how we ship everything in from China, then complain at the checkout that it's too expensive. A large part of our American lifestyle is made possible by using cheap labor in other countries. (Oop, that was a tangent)
I live in a right to work state, and I would rather hold a low paying job doing something I don't find enjoyable then have to join a union. I will be really disappointed if the tech industry decides to start having unions on a large scale. In my opinion, today being a member of a union is like telling me that my job isn't important enough, or that I'm not good enough, so I need big brother to step in for me.