My father was in a union all his working life. He earned a decent living, that enabled him to support his family fairly well for a blue-collar high school grad. Now that he's retired, he has a nice pension from them, and he has full medical benefits that pay for any/everything that Medicare doesn't cover. My parents are sitting very comfortably in their retirement...thanks to unions. But...they still vote Republican. I was so frustrated with them this election season.