But $40hr to put a seat in a car, with full pension and benefits bankrupts a company... I work in a union shop (CWA) for AT&T, and I see both sides of the story. IMHO unions are glorified thieves, they have outlived their usefulness. I work 10x as hard as some of the old cats I work with and make less money, because of seniority.. AT&T estimates the new health bill with cost the company 1 Billon per quarter. Washington + CWA will bankrupt the company.. I'm willing to take a pay cut to keep my job!