unions, wether being private or public have no corrolation to the "state socialism " wich means industries belonging to the states.
there is a lot socialist branchs, even libertarian socialist .
just bugs me unions are falsely accused of lot of things wich basically they arent.
"Particularly in the United States, the term "socialization" has been mistakenly used to refer to any state or government-owned industry or service (the proper term for such being either nationalization or Municipalization)
. It has also been applied to any tax-funded programs, whether privately run or government-run. The term "socialized" is usually used in a pejorative sense, most commonly in reference to publicly funded health care programs (See: socialized medicine).
It is important to note that in economic and Marxist terminology, publicly funded or even state-run, universal healthcare services would not constitute a "socialist" industry because the employees and workers do not own their means of production and participate in the management of their enterprise
. Furthermore, a majority of universal healthcare programs in existence are publicly subsidized, privately-owned health and pharmaceutical firms that operate for a profit".
ps: imo socialism today = "Modern social democracy can also be considered "state capitalism" because the means of production are almost universally the private property of business owners, and production is carried out for exchange rather than directly for use."