Another example of how useless unions are:
Near where I live in Florida, there was a hotel complex completed recently called "The Diplomat" (Hollywood, FL).
The complex was to be built entirely using union money, built by union workers, and eventually owned and operated by some union. It was to be a shining example of what unions could accomplish when working together.
Well long story short, it was so far behind schedule opening that they had to cancel most of the conventions that were booked for the first year (which were ironically union conventions). The hotel was finally completed at an "estimated" cost of over 800 million all from a union trustee fund.
The hotel claimed the money in the pension fund would be replaced as they had exclusive rights to many large union conventions.
The hotel has incredibly lucrative waterfront property on the Intracoastal Waterway which they used to build a giant air conditioning plant and machine shop with huge windows so you can look in and see all the union employees running around looking busy.
You would think union employees who preach about things like "protecting the futures of employees" wouldn't throw away money to be used for the pension plans of their workers.