Unions in the UK are plotting to merge into mega-unions, and the process reveal a lot about how they think about the world. My favorite quote: “It is obvious that the Transport and General Workers Union, the GMB and others have got to consider reducing costs and reducing unnecessary competitiveness and start concentrating on delivering for members in whichever union they are in. And therefore I’m personally up for any discussions that lessen competitive trade unionism and I would like to think other trade union leaders think likewise.” Of course we all see in our day to day lives how much better off we are whenever there is less competition. . . .