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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Christine Bronstein is the founder of www.abandofwives.com, a social network and information website for all women. She is a member of the Emerge California Class of 2012.
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.