Public sector unions obviously need to be abolished:
[…] Most important, public sector unions help choose those they negotiate with. Through gigantic campaign contributions and overall clout, they have enormous influence over who gets elected to bargain with them, especially in state and local races.
As a result of these imbalanced incentive structures, states with public sector unions tend to run into fiscal crises. […]
That massive public union clout is evident in the latest election in Wisconsin (and Indiana, as Kay notes). As for the second claim, it shows how little Brooks actually knows about real America when he ignores the budget crises in non-unionized Texas and Arizona, and he lives right down the street from Virginia, which doesn’t have collective bargaining and has a budget crisis.