Power corrupts and Absolute Power corrupts absolutely. FDR would allow Unions to monopolize industries. Overtime the UAW would use this absolute power to effectively drive the Big Three into what has now become the Little Three. Yes, the political General Managers of these companies helped to accelerate the decline of the American Auto industry as well but the industry was doomed by the absolute power of a Union monopoly. In the 1960’s JFK would allow government employees to join Unions and we now have a largest Union in the USA doing the very same to our public schools. If you don’t think so then take a look at how the US ranks against the rest of the world in math, science and reading!