With times as tough as they are now, there is no better time to look into joining a union. No matter what your profession.
Working with STRUCTURE and A CONTRACT is always the right choice.Give yourself and your family the protection you need - get it all in writing - and do that along with ALL OF YOUR FELLOW WORKERS.
Don't listen to people who talk against the concept of Americans banding together - especially at their workplace. They ALWAYS have ulterior motives that are not in your best interest.