What Will Obama Do for American Labor Movement? - US Business News - CNBC It seems that with every election cycle unions pound their chests and announce their big comeback. Union members who were on strike or threatened to leave their jobs, declare hollow victories. Meanwhile the latest figure of 6.9% of private sector workers as members of unions is at an all time low. What I find amusing is Walmart workers, not represented by a union have threatened to walk off the job on Black Friday. Way to go dummies! Don't be surprised if you are replaced or at least "taken off the work schedule" in the next two weeks.