We don't work for min. wage earners. We work for people in the middle class and we judge how we are doing against how the middle class is doing or the national average wage. Right now we have less customers to work for because there less librarians building inspectors and road repairman. When you relax the regualation like we had for morgages a few years ago, everything works fine for a while. Lots of house building, renovating, flipping and lots more contractors. When the crap it the fan it never spreads evenly on the people in front of it, so we need some one to blame, for you it's unions, for me it's management. Unions are just like you when you present a quote, it's up to the other guy to agree or not.