I'm from the liberal/fascist state of Connecticut, so here it is a Closed Shop state, the liberal mindset is to push the rights of Groups ahead of the rights of Individuals, and at the age of 16 I was forced to join the union when I was bagging groceries at a food store and give (against my will) the union weekly dues.
In turn, the union leaders said that they were "helping us", making sure we get time-and-a-half on Sundays and better working conditions... I was a bagger, I just took the food coming down the conveyor belt and put it into a plastic bag, what kind of working conditions were they speaking of? Without the union, did they really think the food store managers would chain me to the register and whip me if I wasn't bagging so many items per hour?
A few months of dealing with that liberal/fascist union garbage and I quit and got a job at a non-unionized foodstore, and guess what, they paid time-and-a-half on Sundays and they also paid a higher starting wage and it was a much better environment, the store was only two years old.
I was a 16 year old kid saving money for college, and these union bosses were making hundreds of thousands a year sitting on leather chairs in some little office somewhere and they were taking money out my paycheck weekly and they never did a thing for me, they really are the lowest pond scum on this earth to forcefully take money from a 16 year old kid saving for school. But I learned my lesson at 16 about unions and it turned me into a Libertarian over night and ever since then, I refuse to vote for any politician who is in bed with Big Labor or a puppet of the unions and I refuse to buy a GM or Ford car and I shop at WalMart as much as possible because WalMart has the backbone to stand up to the unions and keep those union thugs and thieves off their private property.
I look for the union label, and if it has one, I put the product back on the shelf.