Public unions claim their only interest is to best represent their members. But what we are seeing is that many public unions care growing their membership and thus, their power.
Public sector unions negotiate with governments, allowing them to fight for countless tax dollars. Instead of fighting for increased worker benefits, they fight for more power and control.
Unions colluding with the government are given an unfair advantage through fund transfers and access to public employees. This inappropriate relationship needs to end.
House Speaker Joe Straus and his top lieutenant, State Rep. Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth) are the only Republicans in the top-15 beneficiaries of public-sector labor union campaign cash in the state. Straus is the second-highest recipient of union money, just behind...