I think people should read about the beginning of the coal and steel industries. I think we should all look at how these companies were run to include an in depth look at the company store. Do you believe that your employer would give you as many breaks and as long a lunch as you get if he wasn't made to by law? How about your vacation time, sick time, and comp time, how do you think that would change? Ever think about child labor laws ? Unions have advanced the rights of all workers, and yes, some union policies need changing, but to do away with unions would have catastrophic results. Employers treat employees horribly in non union work places, does your employer give you two weeks notice before you get laid off? Have you ever seen a fellow employee escorted off the property by the police when they have been teminated? We should all think long and hard before we call for the elimination of unions. Workers have very few rights lets not give up the ones we have left.