A recent study of 1004 attempts to unionize a workplace finds that employers threatened to close the plant in 57% of those attempts and threatened to cut wages and benefits in 47% of the campaigns.  In 63% of these campaigns, supervisors met with employees in one-on-one meetings to ask workers whether they supported the union.  Of course, interrogating workers about union preferences violates the National Labor Relations Act.  The study was conducted by a Cornell University professor. 

Unions are not a major force in Texas, but even today, union traditions, such as morning coffee breaks, influence many workers in Texas.  Without some union presence somewhere in the workforce, many workers in Texas will suffer.