California voters rejected Proposition 93, an effort that would have allowed members of the California State Legislature to remain in their current office up to 12 years — longer than they are currently allowed under California’s existing term limits. While term limits is not an issue that the Right to Work Committee is involved in, the story behind this defeat is.
A peek behind the curtain showed that the biggest funder of the campaign to protect incumbent California politicians was Big Labor. The California State Teachers Association donated $2 million to the “Yes on 93” campaign. They were joined by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union’s $970,000 contribution and Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) $950,000 donation.
Other Big Labor groups gave as well.
With California’s Big Labor unions allowed to extract forced-dues funding from workers, it won’t take long to replenish union coffers.