Skip to comments.California a right-to-work state? Stop effort now
Posted on 05/07/2012 8:32:22 AM PDT by SmithL
There is a sneaky initiative on the November ballot that would put California on its way to higher poverty and lower wages. Dubbed the "Stop Special Interest Money Now Act," this initiative could increase the number of uninsured workers, double the wage gap, and cut your annual income by almost $6,000.
Also known as the "Paycheck Protection" initiative, the measure would put California on a path to becoming a right-to-work state, that is, a state that limits collective bargaining.
The initiative claims that it will remove "Big money Interests from politics" by banning unions and corporations from using "payroll-deducted funds for political purposes." The deceptive part is that corporations almost never use payroll deductions to raise political campaign funds but unions do almost exclusively - sometimes in amounts as low as $1 a week.
This bill would hurt working people's ability to fight antiunion bills, while corporations would be able to make their usual political donations through Political Action Committees and individual contributions by highly paid executives.
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Everyone knows this, both sides do.
Nothing changes, so therefore the staus quo is protected by a vocal minority.
Thus the private sector whithers. The productive class moves away.
At some point, there will no longer be a socialist in the White House. A more fiscal conservative will set a new tone.
Then the headline will be: "California, Drop Dead" as we saw with New York City in 1975.
New York cleaned up and prospered. So will California.
That's not the track record. Look at the lowest-unemployment states on a map. You'll find there's a close correlation to right-to-work status. Forcible union membership, and high minimum wages, do not eliminate poverty. They reduce employment rates and INcrease poverty.
That’ll be the day.
And it is arcane to many more. Plus, that wasn’t in the title, and probably would not have fit.
It is absolutely CRITICAL that his law passed.
Arnold backed one his first year and it was crushed.
We need this law BADLY. Everybody who can contribute to the cost of fighting for the passage of this bill should do so. This is the front line in the almost-lost battle for california.
All union dues are payroll deducted from public employess paychecks. Democrat politicians get EXCLUSIVE funding from public employees with payroll deduction from the Teachers Union, the Nurses Union, SEIU, and every other California union.
The FLOOD of money to Democrat politicians will stop if they cant just hijack the money for politics, but insteat have to beg annual permission from tight-wad public employees. Believe me, this law would destroy political funding of California Democrats.
The unions will amass a warchest to defeat this law and I don’t see how it can pass without a countering warchest.
I hope everybody will donate to this campaign because this is the single most important law that can be passed in California to stop the growing onslaught of Democrat power.
We can really starve the Democrats of election campaign funding if they have to beg union employees for money instead of the automatic flood they get now.
I am praying this passes. This is very badly needed. Very badly.
I doubt it will pass. But it’s exactly what Cali and every state needs.