The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 26, 2012
Poll: How much would Prop. 32 affect business interests?

Last week we asked how much unions would feel the effect if Proposition 32 becomes law. Here's a breakdown of responses to our decidedly unscientific poll on the measure.

Of the 1,200 blog users who took the poll, 53 percent said the measure would deal "serious injury" or a "death blow" to organized labor's clout.

Proposition 32 is written to include "unions and corporations" in its bans on payroll-deducted money for political purposes and direct contributions to candidates or candidate-controlled committees.

A new survey indicates that a majority of voters are opposed to the measure, but we still have to ask the follow up to last week's poll:

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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