How's George W. Bush getting on? Boris Johnson? There are plenty people born into inordinate wealth who are blithering idiots who get sat in top flight jobs on huge wages without any ability because dad's pal is the boss. I said less likely. I didn't say they didn't happen. Though if they were commonplace, they wouldn't be such news-fodder... And one anecdote proves what? I can provide plenty stories of unions doing great work for their members currently. Particularly many British ones in the midst of the massive public spending cuts we're undergoing, with swathes of people being forced to take significant pay cuts or simply losing their jobs. Like I said, some unions get too powerful and become a problem, but they are a great aid to workers treated unfairly and illegally.