Skip to comments.Teachers union drops $7.5 million against Prop. 32
Posted on 08/03/2012 8:28:16 PM PDT by SmithL
As we told you a few weeks back, Californias unions are very worried about Proposition 32, which if passed would kneecap their political power.
The measure would limit labors chief weapon for influencing the states politics political donations by preventing unions from using automatic payroll deductions from members without their permission. It would also prevent corporations from doing the same, but as we noted in our story a while back theyve got some serious loopholes.
So that explains why the the 325,000-member California Teachers Association/Issues PAC dropped $7.5 miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilllion Friday in opposition to the measure, according to this filing in the Secretary of States office, upping the total amount the anti-32 side has raised to over $18 million. The California Labor Federation dropped another $250,000 Friday, as well.
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I think ballot initiatives like that are a good idea even if they don’t pass. It forces unions to spend money they could otherwise contribute to candidates. Of course if it does pass even better.
$7.5 Mil -—— FLUSH!
The unions know that their lock on funds from members is imperiled.
Like a tourniquet around the throat.
Hope California can repeat the success of Wisconsin.
It is make or break time for public sector unions. Which means its break time, because there simply isn’t enough money coming in to keep their benefits.
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...or as they say in Phiwa-dewphia, miw-yons.
Hoping this passes. If it does the union thug honchos will have to go on a strict diet as unions dues contributions dry up. In Wisconsin maybe only 30% of public sector workers are sending in their union dues. The rest are keeping that $1000 a year or so that kept the union boss pigs fat and happy
I can foresee the day where a measure like this passes,especially in California,where the dem officials will simply fund the unions out of taxpayer money.
Teachers Union is taxpayers money.
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The measure would limit labor's chief weapon for influencing the state's politics -- political donations -- by preventing unions from using automatic payroll deductions from members without their permission... So that explains why the the 325,000-member California Teachers Association/Issues PAC dropped $7.5 [million] Friday in opposition to the measure, according to this filing in the Secretary of State's office, upping the total amount the anti-32 side has raised to over $18 million. The California Labor Federation dropped another $250,000 Friday, as well.
This is just more Kommiefornia Kabuki to make patriotic Californians think they are doing something, so it releases steam until the next outrage. I don't expect to see anything turn around until politician's heads start showing up on pikes in the median of I-5.
Yes but at least they are paid for a service, I can see the state deciding unions are necessary and need to be funded out of general taxpayer funds.
“I don’t expect to see anything turn around until politician’s heads start showing up on pikes in the median of I-5.”
The classroom bureaucrats want to keep plundering societys producers. Hopefully Prop. 32 will pass by a huge majority.