California unions flexed financial mu...

California unions flexed financial muscle in fall campaigns

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Vallejo, CA

#1 Feb 3, 2013
California unions flexed financial muscle in fall campaigns

Labor's heavy lift on two campaigns paid big dividends last fall.

While the wealthy Munger siblings famously poured a combined $83 million into losing causes, labor unions flexed their financial muscle to capture two campaigns with about the same amount --$85 million, according to the final round of the 2012 campaign finance reports, which were released late Thursday.

Labor went all in, spending $65 million to defeat Proposition 32, which would have stripped their political clout by outlawing the collection of union dues for political campaigns. That money enabled unions to put together a field program with volunteers blanketing the state, creating what union leaders say was a ripple effect that led to the stunning victory by Gov. Jerry Brown's tax-hike measure, Proposition 30.

Labor added more than $20 million to the Proposition 30 campaign and claim that the fervor behind those two campaigns helped Democrats capture super majorities in the Senate and Assembly.
gimmie gimmie gimmie

Los Altos, CA

#3 Feb 5, 2013
the evil big unions, screwing everyone. illegal labor will save the day

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