That's what they discovered in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday signed into law the proposal that eliminates most union rights for public employees, saying he had "no doubt" that support for the measure would grow over time.http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_17597763
The governor's signature on the bill concluded a debate over collective bargaining that provoked three weeks of loud, relentless protests at the Capitol.
The trade off used to be that public employees earn less than they would in the private sector, and forgo the opportunity to ever get rich, in exchange for great benefits and a very comfortable retirement.
Today, many, many public employees make as much or more than they would in the private sector, and their benefits and pensions greatly exceed those obtained in the private sector.
The public sector unions accomplished this not by focusing on collective bargaining but by focusing their efforts on political fund raising and participation designed to elect generous and indebted bosses.
Hogs get slaughtered.