So, the general sentiment on GT seems extremely anti-union. I myself have worked one union job, and found the union-environment there revolting in many ways (though the pay was good). However, if America were to eliminate any artificial wage supports, I foresee the complete destruction of the constructive segment of America's economy. If the cost of labor were to become completely market-driven, American manufacturers would enevitably be forced to compete exclusively on price (effectively determined by the variable cost of labor). Our manufacturing sector would devolve into a system much (more) like that of China 15 years ago -- cheap junk produced by cheap, unskilled labor. The only other alternative I see is a further mechanization of manufacturing -- eliminating labor costs ie.jobs even further... The natural evolutions of capitalism and consumerism cannot support an economy prefaced on high-skill/high-wage labor and mass-production of quality, boutique goods -- The only situation which would provide market-support of high wages. Either way, the economic fortunes of most Americans suffer if wages are determined solely by the (generally) short-sighted American companies. Any thoughts?