Sorry that YOUR unions never asked you butt CSEA and SEIU asked my permission before they ever contributed to any political activity.<quoted text>
I once held cards in 5 locals of three different unions. ALL donated to political candidates and NONE ever sought my opinion. In fact thugs from one UAW local physically threatened some of us college boys who refused to voluntarily contribute to COPE. Luckily there were enough of us quite healthy and ready to fight to continue to refuse. That money was food for our families!!!
Ive also been a member of AARP from back when it was the American Association of Retired People and they never sought my opinions either.
Now youre an outright LIAR! NO company can give only one vote to ANY person or group holding 1000 shares and 1000 votes to another! That is STRICTLY AGAINST the law stupid! EACH would get 1000 votes! They can and do give 1000 votes to a person holding 1000 shares and 1 vote to a person holding only 1 share.
The largest shareholders of most corporations ARE groups of people the organizations that run money for retirement plans. They vote those shares in what they feel are best for owners of THEIR shareholders and any of them are quite free to express their opinions! Many (all?) of those open to all investors publish how they voted for any shareholder to read, study and comment on.
Two large ones are CALPERS (California Public Employees Retirement System) and TIAA-CREF (College Retirement Equities Fund, but now open to other investors). Their representatives often are quite vocal at meetings of shareholders but the holder of just a few shares can speak and ask questions as well.
And EXXON Mobil, Union Pacific. Mid South, Huntington Bank, Puget Sound Water and Power and Washington Water and Power to name a few stocks I owned NEVER once asked for permission to use corporate funds for political purposes, never!
The California Public Employees Retirement System (Pers) has been fighting for years to have each of their members counted as individual votes so they could get people elected to the board of directors on corporations they own stock in butt the corporations have fought it tooth and nail.
Please provide a link to the L:AW you accuse me of lying about.
And please provide some proof that any union thug ever threatened you.