unions were a good thing! but look at the story where the automakers were forced to hire back the union members caught drinking and smoking pot on their lunch break. What about the fight michelle ree had with the DC teachers union to overhaul the educational process. unions have hamstrung the state of california in to bankrupcy. back in the day unions did protect their employees and helped build america, but now all they seem to accomplish is making sure that the trouble makers in their ranks cannot get fired.