Unions and Taxes
The unions push for higher pay and/or increased benefits. Remember, the pay and benefits of public sector unions come from taxes. Politicians, usually Democrats, reach an accommodation over union demands. The union achieves what it wanted through the increase of membership pay and/or benefits. Now it’s the unions’ turn to take care of the politicians.
Dues are paid by Union members. Unions take a portion of the dues and contribute that money to campaigns of candidates the Union supports (usually Democrats). Tax money, in the form of dues, is being laundered through Unions to be contributed to candidates who support Union demands for membership pay and benefit increases. If Union membership pay goes up, dues go up, and the amount of money available to give to political parties and candidates goes up. Quite a sweet deal, all complements of the taxpayers.