Don, I know what you mean about working in a job that is unionized and then doing that same job non-unionized in Texas, a "right to work" state. The working conditions was like night and day. I felt like a slave doing that job in Texas. I was a cable technician at the time for a major cable company in the NYC area which is unionized and transferred to Houston, Texas. You went home when your supervisor said it was time to head back to the shop. Doing that job when it gets dark can be really difficult to perform outside not to mention that you won't have happy customers when you arrive past a certain time. I don't think I'm allowed to discuss the company here so that is the most I will hint at that.
Back to the topic, at least the good news is that the West coast port workers finally reached an agreement and things will eventually get back to normal which is especially good news for all of us in the playing card world. No more long delays or rerouted ship routes to get fulfillment from EPCC/LPCC. Yay