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Poll: Should Unions Lose Paycheck Deductions for Political Spending?

Proposition 32 on November ballot seeks to reduce labor movement power, critics argue.

Happy Labor Day! But whether a union represents you or not, your vote will help decide a November ballot measure that is keeping labor leaders up at night. Proposition 32, according to its advocates, “stops special interests from taking political deductions from employee paychecks to guarantee every dollar given for politics is strictly voluntary.”  But critics say: “This measure says it prohibits unions from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. It says it also applies to corporations, so it sounds balanced. But 99 percent of California corporations don’t use payroll deductions for political giving; they would still be allowed to use their profits to influence elections.”  Which argument influences you?

Kay Kardian-Porter September 15, 2012 at 04:56 PM
faux news is a very popular news source their ratings are way up there..so so someone is watching lots of faux news.
Amy Baker October 31, 2012 at 05:28 AM
Then I guess "just my opinion" won't have a problem voting yes on Prop 32?
Amy Baker October 31, 2012 at 05:31 AM
Thank you!!! Ironic isn't it. While those people were exercising their new right of "opting out", their union was using the money they had already taken from those union members to try and make it so those union members COULD NOT "opt out". Let us not forget that unions represent unions. They are there to insure the survival of the union, not the union worker. EVERY TEACHER I HAVE TALKED TO IS VOTING YES ON 32.
PwmCwzy October 31, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Amy - Every teacher I know is voting NO on 32 and yes on 30.
AnnieB November 06, 2012 at 12:04 AM
I used to belong to the teachers union....only bc they "strong-armed" me into doing so. When I was a new teacher, I remember a union representative showing up in my classroom basically saying things like, " if you don't sign up with us, we won't be there for you if you get sued", and "everyone signs up to be in a union. If you don't you will be nothing." Geesh! I was young and impressionable at 22. If I knew then what I know now, I would have NEVER joined the teachers union. It was such a WASTE of my money!!! I hate unions and all that they represent.

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