I think the problem in the Unions topic is that people need to stop trying to categorize everyone and everything and look for ways to make sure everyone is equal. I guess technically I would be considered a "worker" as I am not in management, however I don't view my bosse(s) as the enemy as it seems to be the case with a lot of union workers. I consider myself an employee of my company, just as my boss is an employee. The only difference between myself and my boss is his experience which better suits him to be in the position to lead. I constantly strive to better myself and my career so that one day I am in that position. I think that's the biggest problem with unions, instead of inspiring people to better themselves in their career, they only focus on bettering wages with no gain for the company. This is what leads to the inflated wages that killed GM.
Now I will admit, that unions did have a good intention, and last century were responsible for changing and improving wages and conditions for the lower rungs of the ladder, however I feel that they are an outdated model in our society where competition among workers is more fierce, and people by and large less afraid to demand better wages based on their self worth.
And public unions? I am ok with unions existing, but I think in the private sector they should not be allowed to extend outside the company they are for. But in the public sector, they just shouldn't be allowed period.
Why? Not because I'm for less pay for teachers, or think that police are overpaid, far from it. But because unions work off of having an inevitable profit margin to work with. They can look at a companies profits and say last year you mad this much, so we want a raise. Public sector unions, having no profit margin to work within, are able to demand more and more money with no regards or safe stops to prevent the "payers" from running out of money. This is why many cities and state's budgets are in the state they are in. Public sector unions give too much power to the unions involved in politics, leading to relationships that we see such as the unions and the democratic party. You get a lot of "back scratching" so to say.