Here's a story I heard several years ago,, If I remember right,it went like this: Manitowoc had a manufacturing facility in Bay City,MI., The union contract had expired & the union's demands were more than John West wanted to give them. He told the union reps. that the Co. couldn't afford it. The union said that if he didn't give in to their demands, they would go out on strike. John told them that if they did that, he'd move the operation back to Manitowoc. The union called his bluff & "hit da bricks"!!! John started moving the plant out the very next day. Within a month the manufacture operation was back in Manitowoc.
There's where the Union didn't work.
I've always said that if a company has a Union,,they deserved one. The company didn't treat their workers with respect.
That respect though is a two way street.
I've worked in both both positions,, as a union & non union worker. So I've seen both sides.
I sure wish I were working in the Auto industry,,getting $45.00/hr putting 6 screws, Now that's my type of job.