There was a time when unions were desperately needed in this country. That time has passed. There was a time when children worked in almost slave like conditions in this country. There was a time when farm workers were treated even worse. That time has passed. Unions today have turned from workers rights to socialism and Democrat Party operatives (at the leadership levels). The rank and file, for the most part, have no option but to belong if they want to work. Unions, like the Democrat Party, literally force members to become dependent on the union. Their time is over and it is time for all the states to pass right to work laws.