Unlike "right to work" states, unions protect the workers. Unions help workers w/benefits packages, and make sure jobs are protected. Texas is a right to work state, which benefits the employer only. Wages are lower, benefits, when they exist, are not great, and employees are not treated nearly as well, because employers know they don't HAVE to treat them well. But the few unions we have in Texas are important. Teachers/educators, railroad workers, pipefitters and other trades, just to name a few. Removing access to these important unions, and not allowing others, could lead to a huge loss in well trained workers. Which could then lead to even a lack of untrained workers. Lack of opportunity could lead to people leaving the state where better wages and better protections for workers are available.