(Evidently the piece was written before "comity" and "civil discourse" became the mantra of the Left. Comparing Walker to Hitler and Mussolini isn't exactly making nice-nice.)
But never mind that.
There is no comparison between public-sector and private-sector unions aside from the 'union-label' trappings, and private-sector unions have figured it out, at least in New York State.
Gary LaBarbera, the president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of New York recently signed on to the Committee to Save New York, a coalition of business and real estate executives that seek to raise $10 million to raise a campaign in support of incoming New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to take on government employees in New York State by cutting wages and pensions.
Several New York City labor activists who spoke off the record said that LaBarbera is willing to take on public employees over pay and wages in order to free up money from the state budgets to go toward construction projects. --LaborPains quoting McGurn/WSJ
Well. There are only so many taxpayer dollars to be thrown around, and if GummintUnion folks suck up too many of them, there will be none left for anybody else. And the presumption that taxpayers, present or future, will roll over for more taxes and fees is........well.......presumptuous.