Recently at a forum in Yorba Linda, I was asked to present the statewide initiatives in my customary non-biased informational way and answer any questions.
Representatives of some initiatives did show up and received a few minutes to present their case. One representative from the local teachers union explained why in her view Proposition 32 was flawed. She then said anybody that wants to exempt themselves from political dues can. It is easy.
The West Covina School Board of which I am a member unanimously changed some of our policies.
The Classified Service Employees Association (CSEA) recently filed a charge of us committing “unfair labor practices”. I know, like I would be unfair to a union? They already are so disadvantaged with having state law mandate that they represent all employees and forcing employees to pay whether they like it or not. Add in the disadvantages suffered from the special laws protecting unions and mandating rules and benefits passed in Sacramento and the fact unions being the top political spenders. One would never want to be “unfair”.
The “charges” contained a lot of nonsense about policies that don’t exist or were clarified. But the one real charge is…hold on…the district will notify employees of their rights not to pay political dues annually.
For those keeping score at home.
Forcing employees to be represented by a union and forcing them to pay dues, collected by the government as condition of being able to feed their family. Not to mention spending union money on causes they may not agree with. FAIR
Notifying employees of the rights: UNFAIR