The GOP would love to destroy unions. Why? Well, for one, unions are a main source of funding for Democrats. They also happen to make sure their members are treated fairly by their employers... you know, like people instead of slaves.
I can personally vouch for that, being a member of the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA with a husband who's a member of the Writers Guild of America. The benefits of being protected by a union are invaluable, as was the health care coverage. I say "was" because I have honorary withdrawal status having veered off my acting career path, and Mr. Laffy is currently working as a producer, so he's not able to be under the WGA umbrella for now.
As a result, our health insurance costs are through the roof.
Here's what else they have to offer, via MoveOn.org: