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Why Teachers Unions are the Worst of the Worst

Why Teachers Unions are the Worst of the Worst

    By Edward Ring When considering the influence of unions on American society, there are vast differences depending on what type of union one considers. Private sector unions, for all the criticisms they may deserve, have nonetheless played a vital role in securing rights for the American worker. Subject to appropriate regulations, private sector […]

California’s Transportation Future, Part Four – The Common Road

California’s Transportation Future, Part Four – The Common Road

. .. … By Edward Ring With light rail, high speed rail, and possibly passenger drones and hyperloop pods just around the corner, it’s easy to forget that the most versatile mode of transportation remains the common road. Able to accommodate anything with wheels, from bicycles and wheelchairs to articulated buses and 80 ton trucks, […]

In Search of Government Union Transparency

In Search of Government Union Transparency

. . . by Edward Ring   Anyone who thinks it’s easy to calculate the total annual revenue of California’s government unions hasn’t tried to do it. And this statistic is vital to understanding one of the most powerful forces – if not the most powerful force – in California’s state and local politics. The problem […]

California’s Major Government Unions Collect At Least $900 Million Per Year

California’s Major Government Unions Collect At Least $900 Million Per Year

. . . by Edward Ring . In the wake of the Janus ruling, it is useful to estimate just how much money California’s government unions collect and spend each year. Because government unions publicly disclose less than what the law requires of public corporations or private sector unions, only estimates are possible. The primary source of information […]

Can Janus Unravel the “Solidarity” Between PORAC and the CTA?

Can Janus Unravel the “Solidarity” Between PORAC and the CTA?

. . . by Edward Ring . The reactions from representatives of California’s public sector unions to the Janus ruling are revealing. For any member thinking about quitting these unions, these reactions, and the political agenda they epitomize, bear close scrutiny. Here are excerpts from a press release regarding Janus on the California Teachers Association website: “Today’s ruling is an attack on […]

How Government Unions Will Attack the Janus Ruling

How Government Unions Will Attack the Janus Ruling

. by Edward Ring . Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued their decision in the landmark case Janus vs. AFSCME, ruling that public sector unions can no longer force public employees to pay union dues. Janus argued that even so-called “agency fees,” which unions claim are only for collective bargaining and are therefore non-political, are, in fact, […]

California’s Government Unions Take Steps to Obliterate Janus Impact

California’s Government Unions Take Steps to Obliterate Janus Impact

. . . by Edward Ring . Within days the U.S. Supreme Court is going to issue its ruling on the case Janus vs AFSCME. This case, if the ruling goes as expected, is going to overturn current law that requires public employees to pay union dues. Here in California, along with a handful of other large, […]

Water Rationing Laws Exemplify the Malthusian Mentality of California’s Legislators

Water Rationing Laws Exemplify the Malthusian Mentality of California’s Legislators

. . . . by Edward Ring . As reported in the Sacramento Bee and elsewhere, on May 31st Gov. Jerry Brown “signed a pair of bills Thursday to set permanent overall targets for indoor and outdoor water consumption.” After pressure from the Association of California Water Agencies and others, the final form of these bills, Assembly Bill 1668 by […]

Our soldiers deserve educational freedom

Our soldiers deserve educational freedom

. By Larry Sand | Originally published in the California Policy Center In spite of teacher union attempts to deny them, Education Savings Accounts for military families are needed. A bill proposed by Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN) directs the Department of Education to establish a program that would “provide children with parents on active duty in the uniformed […]

Government Unions Run Sacramento

Government Unions Run Sacramento

    By Jon Coupal | Originally published in the California Policy Center June 6 marks the 40th anniversary of voters’ overwhelming approval of Proposition 13, which has been protecting all California taxpayers ever since. Some people mistakenly think Prop. 13 protects only homeowners, because it cut the property tax rate statewide to 1 percent and put a stop […]

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