I remember when my dad was a member of the labor union in N.Mex. back in the 60's. They would round up all the workers and tell them they had to vote for Democrats, and if they didn't wish to, to vote communist, as "they can't win anyway". They also added that if they didn't vote "you won't qualify for Social Security"! The workers then would believe that the Hod Carriers' Union "is on our side"! Unions are still pulling that kind of stuff in varying ways!