IMHO the instant gratification generation is incapable of having the overall patience it takes to truly understand and embrace the union work ethic. nobody really cares or thinks about the guy next to him anymore and nobody thinks long term. there is so much going on now that its basically information overload and everything happens at the speed of light. they younger generations see something today that might not be there tomorrow and grab at it because its a rapidly changing world for them. the union work ethic of a slow and steady 30 year grind, where you bond with your brother workers in the pursuit of a common goal i believe is an unfathomable thought to them. not there fault mind you, its just a changing world.