I guess the closures have nothing to do with venture capitalists Silver Point Capital and Monarch Alternative Capital wanting to gut wages and benefits for the employees while still taking huge management fees ala Bain?
I wouldn't hire Union labor on a bet, for personal contractors, or business contractors.....
Ok, that's your prerogative.
Not for long.
Just as Unions put Davis-Bacon in place, to assure Unions their monopoly on Taxpayer-funded projects (consequently driving up costs, exponentially), they have infiltrated and destroyed nearly ALL manufacturing sector businesses.
For those who can't demonstrate competence on their own, nor be productive enough to be an ASSET to a business and desirable and commanding commensurate wages, we have Unions for those who must rely on the safety net of Contract Terms so they can sleep/slouch/slack their way through the day.
If you can't move on merit, move out of the way.