Another point is, that they fight for a higher salery for their members. On the face on it, it seems to boost prices for every product. On the other hand if employees have "much" money they will spend money for products as long as they are sure to get some more. That helped increasing the economy in the past. Unfortunately, recently the income of "Joe Average" sunk. The value of the money they received sunk, too. So, manufacturers got increasingly problems with selling their goods. Might the crisis with GM, at least partly, be an evidence for my theorie? What do you think?