North County Times
August 26, 2012 | 12:00 am | By: Mike Bush, Encinitas
This year, the anti-worker, anti-union corporate elites are at it again with another attempt to silence working men and women with a brand-new “wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing,” namely, California’s Proposition 32.
Don’t let the names “Special Exemptions Act” or “Paycheck Protection Initiative” fool you. They tried this before, first, with Prop. 226 in June 1998 and again with Prop. 75 in November 2005. Fortunately, intelligent voters like you rejected these acts, both times.
Right in the first few lines of the California Attorney General’s Summary of Proposition 32 is the proof that this misnamed and misguided proposition is aimed at silencing working people and not the corporations, as they would have you believe:
“Prohibits unions from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes. Applies same use prohibition to payroll deductions, if any, by corporations or government contractors.” Notice the “if any”? Corporations don’t use payroll-deducted funds, so this doesn’t apply to them.