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‘Paycheck protection’: CA shouldn’t give up hope on checking unions yet

After the failure of three ballot attempts in the past 15 years to require unions to give their members veto power over the use of their dues for political purposes, Californians hoping for a better balance of power in local

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Union power prevents public-sector union reform

“Public employees have a private interest in taking more and more of the taxpayer-generated revenue for themselves. In other words, public employees have a private interest in diverting public funds from public services to their wages and pensions. In this

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Why public-sector unions are ‘special’ special interests 3

Analysis June 12, 2013 By Ed Ring California’s November 2012 statewide ballot included Proposition 32, the “Stop Special Interest Money Now” initiative. Among the provisions included in this campaign finance reform measure was the requirement that public sector unions obtain

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Another business thinking of leaving CA 11

Jan. 14, 2013 By John Seiler Despite assurances to the contrary from Gov. Jerry Brown and others, his Proposition 30 tax increase will drive thousands more businesses from this state. He and President Obama insist that such people must “pay

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Winning idea for CA GOP: A right-to-work initiative 14

Dec. 6, 2012 By John Seiler California Republicans seeking to get back in the game should look to Michigan. The big issue there now is advancing a right-to-work law. Given Michigan’s heavy union representation, especially by the powerful UAW, the

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Unions totally dominate California 5

6:39 am, Nov. 7, 2012 By John Seiler California should change its name to Unionifornia. The public-employee unions won everything yesterday. They beat Proposition 32, which would have curbed their ability to siphon money directly from employees’ paychecks. They won

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Early voting: Too close on major Calif. propositions 11

10:06 pm, Nov. 6, 2012 By John Seiler It’s too early to call the major state initiatives. Looks like it’ll be a long night. According to the Secretary of State’s Web site, just 19.1 percent of the vote has been

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Reform for California only a vote away 29

Oct. 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes Anyone who still has the hope of reforming California knows that it must begin with the political system. Far too many politicians in California are so heavily influenced by big money that constituents seem

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Unions unloading on Prop. 32 6

Oct. 25, 2012 By John Seiler The latest report shows California’s ultra-powerful government-worker unions surpassing $60 million in donations to stop Proposition 32, which would curb their clout. They obviously have shifted their focus from Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s $8.5

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Big Unions shifting to fight Prop. 32 4

Oct. 17, 2012 By John Seiler Say what you will about California’s ultra-powerful government-worker unions, they know how to protect their own interests. They have backed Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s $8.5 billion tax increase, because they would get the

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