Unions make up about 11.6% of the US work force with 1/3rd from just 2 liberal states...no surprises there and if you take the top 100 companies that have union employment it makes a big part of the total number and ps they haven't moved to china. The vast majority of employers who have moved operations to china/oversees weren't and aren't unionized. A vast majority of union members are comprised of teachers, state and federal, auto, ATT, nurses, electricians, plumbers, law enforcement...not sure how these folks are to blame for outsourcing...Interesting fact teachers, nurses and law enforcement are in the lower pay tiers and quite often struggle to maintain a household. What follows isn't based on research or independent study just my opinion-Corporate Greed is why outsourcing has thrived. Not saying unions are lilly white but to cast all or even a majority of blame on unions bears no creditability and can't be substantiated. If I'm wrong I look forward to being enlightened with fact. Thanks, and everyone have a Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring all you hope for.