The recent attempts to make public employees the scapegoats for the financial meltdown of 2008 have lead to a nationwide grassroots effort to fight off attacks against pensions and collective bargaining rights.
Another attack is being launched to limit labors influence in the political process with “Campaign Finance Reform”. The reform seeks to put in place tighter controls and regulations for unions that won’t apply to other organizations.
The reform is being sold as paycheck protection but union members already have more protections than member of other organizations and are subject to stringent reporting requirements. No union member can be forced to fund a union’s political and legislative activities.
In 2010, corporations spent $1 billion dollars in political contributions that is 19 times more than unions spent. Unions already play on an uneven field and tighter controls will further skew things in corporate favor.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent $300 million dollars in electronic communications last year and corporations spent more than $2 billion dollars on lobbying last year.
There is something you can do. Please do not sign these petition and educate your family and friends. If you encounter Signature Gathers please call 1-877-440-9585 toll free to report their location so work can be done to correct the deception.