Skip to comments.Unions flexed muscles in state campaigns
Posted on 11/20/2012 8:33:07 AM PST by smokingfrog
From California to Maine, unions used their political muscle in the recent elections to help install Democratic governors, build labor-friendly majorities in state legislatures and defeat ballot initiatives against them.
The combination of union money and member mobilization helped Democrats take control of state legislatures in Maine and Minnesota.
In Michigan, voters repealed a law that allowed cities in financial distress to suspend collective bargaining contracts. But unions lost there on an effort to make collective bargaining rights a part of the state constitution.
In New Hampshire, unions helped Maggie Hassan win the governor's race. Unions spent millions backing Hassan with television ads and an extensive get-out-the-vote operation because she opposes a right-to-work bill to ban labor-management contracts that require affected workers to be union members or pay union fees.
In perhaps their most important victory, unions defeated a California ballot measure that would have prohibited them from collecting money for political purposes through payroll deductions.
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They got their butts kicked badly here in Michigan. Prop 2 went down something like 58/42.
It would be interesting to see a state by state tally of gains/losses.
Politicians on the state level need to move fast to remove collective bargaining from state and municipal contracts.
The communists are on the march.
remember after WWII the communists tried to take over Greece and that bloody mess lead to the ruination they have today. And there the “good guys” actually won. (but lost the peace)
My state rep is talking about needing to introduce a right to work law. Our biggest problem is our “semicrat” governor who doesn’t want to be confrontational with the unions.
With weak minded people not much muscle is required.
Greegy slackers love unions.