In California, the root cause of government waste, failed
programs, high taxes, debt and deficits, regulatory abuse, civil
rights abuse, and even corporate cronyism is public sector unions.
Their agenda is intrinsically in conflict with the public at large
because any government program, any government regulation, any tax
and any new debt, benefits them regardless of the cost or benefit
In California, public sector unions collect and spend over $1.0
billion per year in dues. Their combined political spending and
lobbying easily exceeds a half-billion per two-year election cycle.
They are by far the most powerful special interest in California.
Businesses embrace cronyism because they have no choice. The unions
rule. Businesses either make a deal with the unions who run the
state and local agencies, so they can get a subsidy or favorable
regulation, or they can fight an irresistible machine.
If you accept this premise, powerful allies are hard to
When searching for help in the cause of public sector union
reform, one staunch and rising group are those individuals and
organizations who characterize themselves as “free market.” Nearly
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