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Subject:  Re: Prop 32 Date:  10/8/2012  1:53 PM
Author:  TheJTrain Number:  12737 of 12880

right to organize, deal with a wide variety of issues, way beyond your personal problems. We worked to solve issues, gain training, benefits, get members help with medical, dental, family, psych help, pensions, COLAs, all of it..

And nowhere have I or Prop 32 threatened the ability of unions to do exactly that stuff for their members. Take the dues, collectively bargain for better stuff with the company, absolutely, by all means, proceed sir.

If you can tell me exactly what contribution/benefit is made to the above list by a union spending its members' money on a political campaign supporting Assembly Bill 5150 changing the state's Basic Speed Law to 54 MPH* then you'll absolutely have my honest attention in listening about those contributions/benefits and the perhaps-inevitable harm that will come to those contributions/benefits should Prop. 32 pass. So far, I haven't heard anything approaching that case being made; just more "if you're not with us you're against us" stuff piled on top of the name-calling.

JT

*note: the above bill is a fictitious example. I had a more entertaining one in there first about treating hit-and-runs involving dogs differently than those involving cats, but I figured that much levity would have undermined the question.
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