In 1983 union membership was slightly greater than 20 percent; today it's around 12 percent. As union membership has gone down, so has worker compensation. Who fights to get you higher pay and better benefits? Without a union, you are on your own -- GOOD LUCK! Your paycheck speaks for itself.
Unions aren't popular -- with management. This is because they are effective. You will hear many negative things about unions. Most of this is untrue and deceptive. Corporate America hates unions -- because they fight to keep jobs in America, keep worker pay high relative to increases in worker productivity, and ensure work places are safe, fair and fun!