Here's why we have unions:
The Pullman Strike.
Via the lovely & talented Roy Edroso. Go read the post, there's some truly unknown facts about the labor movement via the idiotic & really bad cheerleader Michelle MalKKKin. Truths like this:
Of course, there are many other examples of brave women & men & children -* Miners are also known for getting stuck in holes and dying in a deliberate attempt to drum up support for Big Government, whose resources are wasted in getting them out. Comes the day of the Randian superlegislators, miners will not get such handouts, and will be required to pull themselves out of their so-called "cave-ins" (reminiscent of the "love-ins" of the 1960s) by their own bootstraps.
The Ludlow Massacre, where the Colorado National Guard, under the employ of the Rockefellers, murdered 19 people.
The are many many more examples. With the Intertubes it's easy to find them & fun too. Anyway, have fun, hope the weather where you are is fine, & remember, if you like this or any other weekend, thank a union member.