Unions got special status as nonprofit. When you consider how many assets each union has and how much money they spend on getting their candidate elected I do not see how they can be considered nonprofit. To me any organization that has over $100,000 in assets should not be considered nonprofit. This nonprofit status should be changed.
Short List of Union Members and Assets 2010. I cannot find 2011 yet.
Union: Service Employees International Union Assets: $187 million
Union: National Education Association Assets: $216 million
Union: United Food & Commercial Workers Assets: $157 million
Union: International Brotherhood of Teamsters Assets: $175 million
Union: American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees Assets: $97 million