I am finding this out all too well now that I am running for president of my local union. I am guessing it is easier for some folks to simply label me as anti-union, mean-spirited Christian White guy than to try to prove my views wrong. I am a member of the liberal public union: CSEA. Though some members are conservative, too many are willing to sell out their values and principles and side with the union leadership when it comes to politics. 30 plus years of endorsing liberal democrats, tax increases, and anti business legislation have left California bankrupt. Shrink the tax base, and the tax revenues for schools and their employees shrink too. It is not that difficult to understand.
So for public union members who are losing their jobs or taking pay cuts, thank your liberal union leaders. I believe there is a place for public unions, but they need to be much more conservative by nature.