I am undecided. I have a foot in both camps.... and it's difficult to determine which way I should lean, if at all.
I am a tax payer, and heartily detest the idea of a 'public service union' which is a monopoly provider... and has the ability to shut down some of what government is actually supposed to do. Teachers, Police, Firefighters, Garbage collection... the things we actually want done with our tax money.
I also deeply despise the way public service unions take their member's hard earned money by force, and use it to buy off politicians... who in turn vote on union contracts. My wallet shrieks in pain at the giant vortex of suck this has caused.
On the other hand, I am a teacher, have been for a decade.... and I have first hand knowledge of the incredible bad faith, malfeasance, and incompetence found inside school administration. Teachers need unions when faced with such monumental, entrenched, and powerful stupidity.
The stories I can tell.... and likely will one day.