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The initiative allows all contractors and workers the equal right to compete for publicly funded construction jobs without having to be a union member, go through a union hiring hall, or pay into union benefit programs. It has nothing to do with wage and benefits, and everything to do with the right of all workers to choose whether or not to join a union in order to have the right to work on a publicly funded constructed project. The union's have launched their opposition campaign to distort the initiative and mislead the public. I challenge Congressman Filner to identify how this measure will cause problems with federal and state contracts, because it won't unless he is advocating federal and state publicly funded construction projects should exclude contractors and workers who do not want to pay into union dues and benefit programs. Politicians kowtowing to labor unions is why California's unemployment rate is higher than the national average, and is deep in debt with the nation's lowest credit rating and third highest level of taxation.
April 9, 2010 at 10:31 a.m.
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