"Unions dumped $450 million into the Obama effort in 2008, according to the New York Times, hoping that they’d buy political clout with Obama that they don’t actually own on Main Street."
Obama is a Marxist.That means the 'workers' paradise' he envisions is like the now-defunct Soviet Union or Cuba.
Let Hoffa or Trumpka go to Cuba, N. Korea, Venezuela, or China and try their schtick today.They would be summarily tossed into prison and the keys to their cells melted down as scrap.
And that is what will eventually happen to organized labor in the US if Obama has his way.
There's a reason Lech Walesa endorses Romney.