Maybe that makes sense for private-sector unions (although I question the logic even there), but why for public sector unions? What interests of Wall Street lobbyists are public sector unions protecting us against? I think that liberals and conservatives can agree (albeit for different reasons) that we should get the best-quality government services for the cheapest price possible. A public sector union, practically by definition, is interested in lobbying to make it more expensive for the taxpayer to get a given quality of government service.Public sector unions don't really deserve the interest of the country -- that is, making it a good place to live for the entire body of the people who live here -- but neither does Wall-Street. Depriving Unions of political power creates a power vacuum that enables Wall Street lobbyists to obtain even more influence. Unions may be the enemy of my wallet, but they are rivals to Wall-Street, and the lesser enemy of my greater enemy is my grudging ally.
They're redistributing wealth up the economic ladder, from the poor to the middle-class. Unfortunately public sector unions are not standing up to The Man. They ARE The Man.As far as the economic side of it goes, Unions aren't the fairest or most effective means of wealth redistribution, but they're better than nothing.