I'm giving this subject another chance since a while back the union related thread (Hostess) was closed. This is a debate about unions and right to work states. Here, I'll start: The Blue states are unions while Red states are RTW states. Here's the Source that I'm using the map as example of right to work and forced unions. The "Right to Work or RTW" weakens the unionization and one of the signs of downfall of unions. Sure we need unions to protect workers and raise wages and pensions as well as retirements. This at a huge cost to both unions and company and passing the cost to customers. "RTW" doesn't necessarily need union representation but gets less protection from unions. People who doesn't want to join a union or being forced to join, they have a choice to work without unions. I am a member of union at my workplace, I joined after high school and been working since. Do I like unions? Well, there is good and bad about unions and it doesn't help with some case if you are rookie or low seniority, the more seniority you have the easier it gets depending on industrial jobs. I want to note that unions are also part of supporting political campaigns so we can't discuss any of that here. I ask that we can have civil debate that we can agree or disagree on. Thanks.