There's a reason your union predecessors sided with the Democrats, guys. The Republicans may love getting your votes, but there's no room for you at their table. It's the bosses' party, the party of the powerful and no one else. They've never made a secret of it, and you won't get any table scraps because you were their useful idiot.
What, you think your union is different to them? You think they give a shit about you because you protect their homes?
EDIT: Having slept on it, I don't actually think that last paragraph is true.