In a message dated 10/11/2005 7:14:19 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
What about this:
"No public employee in California can be forced to become a member of
a union. Non-members pay fees to the union for collective bargaining
services, but the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently ruled that
unions cannot use these fees for political purposes. The union must
send financial statements to the worker to ensure that no unauthorized
fees are used for politics. Today, 25% of state employees contribute
no money to their union's political activities."
then friend schmidt, how do you explain these direct quotes from the very
same web page you are quoting from:
when given a choice, "85% of teachers chose NOT to participate in their
unions political activities"
and, "Despite opposition from more than 4000 prison guards, their union
increased dues by $ 18 million over two years to pay for political campaigns and
to give to politicians".
and this, " WITHOUT A VOTE OF THE MEMBERSHIP, the teachers union recently
increased dues by $ 50 million over three years in order to fund political
and, "YES ON 75 will simply ask public employee union members for their
approval before automatically using dues for political purposes........
Prop 75 will not prevent unions from collecting political contributions, but
those contributions will be CLEARLY VOLUNTARY".
friend schmidt, your selective quotes lead me to wonder about your
motivation and bona fides and history of libertarian involvement.
did you think that no-one would actually bother to read the page you are
VOTE YES ON 75
Sarosh D. Kumana