Yeah, they (unions) basically ended up screwing themselves over and the workers they were originally formed to protect. As usual man's greed supercedes common sense and intelligent thinking.
Same goes (greed) in the medical industry. First the doctors were greedy and had all the power and money so the government forms HMOs (supposedly to help the patients, yeah right!) then giving all the power and money to the insurance companies. So now the docs are finding ways to get around the law and invest in these medical plans, hospitals, nursing homes, and even hospices. I think it's criminal!
And we wonder why America is in such sad shape. Anything that starts out for the good of the many is quickly twisted and corrupted to serve the few who usually have more than enough already.