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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Oh, THAT Christine Bronstein.
And how’s that $10+/hour minimum wage workin out for SF?
Sounds like a good idea to me. Any chance it could pass in CA?
It would be a start to gettig California fixed if that will ever be possible.
They say it like it’s a bad thing.
Anything that protects people that want to work from unions is a good thing.
Unions at one time a good thing are now basically a ponzi scheme that gets non worker a wage from the earnings of a person that actually did the work.
“They say it like its a bad thing.”
Well what would you expect from a Socialist fish wrapper in the DPRK?
Woman is an idiot.
Oklahoma adopted right-to-work laws and has seen one-third fewer corporations coming into the state while wages of nonunion workers have fallen 4.3 percent.
I'm sure this is either a flat lie or an example of how to lie with statistics.
Most people don’t realize that private sector unions are almost dead. The percent of workers in the private sector that are unionized is: 7 percent. Said another way 93% of us are non-union.
Right you are. Up until the late 1930's unions were usually a very good thing. Conditions in most factories were horrible, dangerous, and dehumanizing.
But now the government has protections in place (worksite safety laws, anti-discrimination laws, etc). This really makes most unions unnecessary.
But beyond that, it's all about freedom. No one should be forced to join - or financially support - any organization if he doesn't want to.
Woman is an idiotAnd she's no Sharon Stone.
Indeed. I read somewhere that the housing bubble isn’t as big as it used to be. I wonder if that is having any effect in Oklahoma.
What, no BARF ALERT?
Ten years later, the proof is in the pudding. Productivity is up, manufacturing GDP has grown and multiplier effects are cascading.
Scott Moody and Wendy Warcholik report, in an analysis published by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), Manufacturing output and productivity have outpaced the competition, and people from non-RTW states are voting with their feet by moving to Oklahoma in increasing numbers. In a last couple of quarters, personal income growth in Oklahoma has been in the top five, nationwide.
In the end, everything unfolded more or less as Gaylord and the analysts at OCPA had said it would.The state has been changed forever, moving from the back of the pack to one of the top five U.S. states for economic growth, rising per capita personal income and one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates.
California is already America’s first right-to-loaf state - there is no going back from that, anyway. :)
If CA went RTW tomorrow (including eliminating CB for state employees) you would see a 10 percent increase in the state’s economy by the end of the year.
It would put California into a category of a right to work state. A state not controlled by the socialist/communist unions and democrat party.
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.