When I was employed, I supported union. Why? It usually got me an increase in salary and benefits. Smart. Now I am not employed and I no longer support unions. Why? I do not enjoy any of their increased salary and benefits. Actually I have to help pay for their benefits out of my meager income and I get nothing. HOW? Unions cause: Raise in the cost of living; raise taxes; reduce employment; and increase the number of poor people. Supporters of unions, you need to think about your welfare. Unions do not think of yours only theirs. Gov't unions are the worst.