Interesting news. Yes, I am one of those union government workers.
I was a volunteer to start. I remember when I was hired, my family was thrilled...not so much the pay, but the benefits.
Twenty years later, it is still not so much the pay, but the benefits.
Most Union Members Now Work for Government - NYTimes.com
Here is a interesting discussion about why most union jobs are now with government...and where the other union jobs have gone.
A crass thought from a government worker: If you can't beat us, joint.
Caveat: If you join us, you will never be rich.