Not only California, but New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Michigan. The unions once served a good purpose but many in the private sector have been taken over by mobsters who rely on goons, like vinny, to enforce "union policy". One need look no further than what unions did to the auto industry in Detroit. In the public sector, unions may not be controlled by mobsters, but they are catered to by thieves just the same. Those thieves are our state and local politicians who sell out the taxpayers for union contributions and votes.