Sweet fun, You sound like one of the very nice people. The thing that union preaches is that the company can afford to pay the employees more. I agree, but a company runs on profit and they determine how it is spent. Most companies choose to pay greedy mgt exhorbitant benefits and labor as little as possible. They do not choose to reduce this. When labor goes up, so does the cost of merchandise and the poor customers pay this, not the company. Labor and the customer are in a no win situation unless both become big owners of stock and then changes the company. Think about it.