Cease This Coercion

Forbes, Steve
October 2005
Forbes Asia;10/31/2005, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p11
The article comments on the potential impact of the Paycheck Protection Initiative on the power of public employee unions in California. It cites that the initiative would require labor unions to secure written permission from members before deducting money from their paychecks. It state that labor union leaders oppose to the requirements of the initiative. It contends that dues are spent for the activity of labor unions supporting political candidates and causes.


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