And yet I don't see any union boss names on that list of gazillionaires that forbes puts out every year. I don't see their names in the news receiving seven digit bonuses despite laying off workers.
Perhaps it's because they create nothing and do little, if anything, to contribute to the economy. They are a drain on resources.
Follow the money trail, it doesn't lead to public employees.
Actually, it does, just in a more round about sort of way. Public employees are no better than welfare recipients. They suck at the government tit and largely vote for whoever promises to increase their ranks or their union contract benefits. The money trail that leads to them is the conflict of interest that is inherent to public sector unionization.