The point is that there are plenty of careers and places to live in this country that aren't union. So yeah, if you want to be in the service industry and want to live in Las Vegas... you will have to join a union. But there's no law that says you have to do EITHER ONE. It's up to you where you live and what you do. Take some personal responsibility for your career choices and where you choose to live, is all I'm saying. The information is out there. The bylaws are clear. Don't blame someone else because you didn't know you couldn't join the NYPD without being in a union.