I never ceases to amaze me how some people are seemingly unable to make certain basic connections, such as the one between levels of unionization or lack thereof and poverty. If you want to prevent low-wage workers at Walmart and elsewhere from forming unions in order to fight for a living wage, why not just re-introduce slavery? The owners of Walmart have made record profits during this recession. They could easily afford to exploit their workers a little less, instead of making them work for Third World-type poverty wages. Only unions will be able to put pressure on Walmart and other multi-billion $ corporations to treat their employees fairly.