General After the U.S. Recovers, Will Unions? With the shrinking number of blue-collar jobs, what will unions look like in the future? David Madland and Shikha Dalmia debate. By David Madland February 4, 2009, 9:00 am With U.S. manufacturing jobs on the decline, what will American labor unions look like in the future? What sectors of the U.S. economy should we expect to be heavily unionized? Read more here.