The only unions industries that seem to be doing well are in entertainment (Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild, etc) and sports (Players Unions). Unions have ruined the auto, steel, transportation, textile and other industries and then complained that jobs are being shipped over seas. The tech industry has lost jobs to India, Russia and China, but it still stays competitive, because it hasn't unionized, it's competitive. Competition makes the world go around. In the days when American companies built machines, made steel and had not only a technology advantage, but a capitol investment advantage, unions were tolerable, but they have more smoke stacks in China now and they have a capital equipment and a labor force advantage. Free enterprise will prevail, but we have to earn our advantages and maintain a lead in new areas that unions haven't thought about and won't even be thinking about when they emerge.