The teabaggers of Americans for Prosperity, funded by the Kochs, decided they needed to cut off the source of union opposition (the only Dems still standing) by stopping their funding. That’s why we’ve seen this recent rash of laws that sprang up like dandelions everywhere: either stopping them from collecting union dues from members’ paychecks, or by passing laws that allow non-members to use unions to negotiate for them without having to give them any money.
No, it’s not a coincidence. They really are trying to knock us down into a humble class that’s grateful to get anything.
The only thing that stopped them the last time was when people literally put their bodies in the way. Many, many people died in this country to bring us unions. I suppose we’ll have to start all over again.