Labor unions are important. The American worker has a lot of things to thank the efforts of organized labor for. The 40 hour work week, pensions, health care, and the minimum wage are just a few things that unions have fought for on behalf of the American worker. Corporations are now on the verge of destroying unions and seek to strip away the right to organize and strike. To this effort, corporate bosses and their Republican puppets are falsely blaming organized labor for the problems in our economy.