Having been in a union back in the late 70s, I saw how they can work against you. My union had to do a sympathy strike (where other unions go on strike to strengthen the actual union that's striking). I honestly don't know if that's still done but I was very upset because the union striking was already making 5 times more than I was an hr and if they won, I would never see their increases but I'd have lost pay going on strike. But if I didn't want to join the union, I couldn't work there. I feel being an American is all about having the right to choose. I don't think unions should include non-union employees in the bargaining and if the union workers get more money and better benefits than the non-union employees that's too bad. Unions have a purpose - especially in areas and fields where people are notoriously over worked, under paid and often taken advantage of by management. It would behoove someone to join a union, I feel, in these areas (of which the fields in this deal in particular fit right in) a union is a good thing. But the bottom line is that joining or not joining should never be a hiring or firing consideration.