Yeah, well the Maddaloni thing was unfortunate, but you can't condem all 300,000 members of the UA just because two guys made some bad investments and had some shady dealings. That's like saying all cops are crooked because one got caught with his hand in the cookie jar or that all republicans are bad because Nixon got caught commiting felonies.
The UA delt with it, rebuilt and moved on under the scrutiny and approval of the US Justice Dept.
There is good and bad on both sides of the fence. Unfortunately, at least around here, unless you get into one the (very few) large shops that are run by the third and fourth generations of the family, who went to college and came home with MBA's and actually KNOW how to run a business and plan for growth and employee retention, you're better off in the union.
At least that's the way it is in my experience.