Who's to blame for the unions' plight? I blame Frederick W. Taylor. Most readers will ask, who? And those who know the name might wonder why I pin the blame on someone who died in 1915.
Some ideas outlive their original proponents, of course. The ideas of Frederick W. Taylor certainly did. Barone explains why in the linked piece, and why opposition to Taylor's ideas remains a big part of what we see in unions today. I recommend it.