The debacle between Wisconsin Governor Walker and public sector Unions there, coupled with the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision in support of the governor, is the begining of the end of the incestuous relationship between unions and government.
Nationally the American people are aware the the Democratic Party has sold its soul to public unions. In the 2010 elections those unions spent more than a record-setting $171 million taxpayer dollars to support Democrats.
I don't believe that employees paid by taxpayers should have bargaining rights or be forced to pay union dues.
When public sector unions were granted their powers in the 1960's, an unholy alliance between unions and Democratic politicians was fomented. Given the current status of Illinois politics, especially in Cook County, public employee unions will continue their influence over Democrats for a time, but relatively soon taxpayers will "out-clout" the unions and replace them with associations that seek proper workplace conditions and monitor employer-employee disputes and shall not have bargining power for wages and benefits or mandatory dues.