Walter Russell Mead argues that the "alliance between public sector labor unions and Democratic politicians is much more feeble than it looks." With Democrats increasingly unable to fullfill union demands, he expects "union dues will stop looking like a good investment and start looking like an unnecessary expense":

Currently, 36 percent of the country’s government employees belong to a union about where private sector unions were at their 1953 peak.  In 2010 for the first time more union members worked for the government than worked in the private sector.  That isn’t going to last ...

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