Originally Posted by WhiteWhale
The main difference is the unions are there to protect employees.
Legally, so are corporations.
The problem is the desire for profit can sometimes compromise that protection, and can occasionally even put it on the backburner. Which is understandable, they didn't create business to help employees, they did it to make money.
Unions act as a counterbalance to that, and are the largest, most powerful agent on behalf of the non-wealthy workforce that this country has.