those who are so critical of collective bargaining should look to the past before laborers united to form unions. the information you need is available. look at the early 1900s. remember, those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. as for the political aspects of the unions, just who do you think finances the other guys? hmmm, do you think it could be the multi billion dollar corporations and some of the wealthiest individuals in the Country? the unions probably have access to about 10% of what the other side gets from corporations. most people seem to have no problem accepting the fact of super pacs collecting billions of dollars for politicians, but can't stand unions contributing a very small amount of that.