I was in an independent union for a while. The UAW and AFL-CIO took turns picketing us. LOL
Same happened to us and it got ugly. Some of them got hurt though.
Often wondered what happened to those fellows from MN.
Yeah, the big players don’t like the competition. I had to join the IBEW to work at my current job. If I had a choice, I would have opted out of having to pay a hundred bucks a month to a bunch of !@#$%^&*(). But when you work in a closed shop state, there’s no real alternative.