unions http://kvpr.org en Controversial Farmworker Bill Passes Assembly http://kvpr.org/post/controversial-farmworker-bill-passes-assembly <p>The California Assembly has approved a bill that would make it easier for farm workers to obtain union contracts with their employers.&nbsp; As Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the measure passed Monday with the bare minimum votes needed – despite strong opposition from growers.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:53:42 +0000 Joe Moore 20309 at http://kvpr.org Controversial Farmworker Bill Passes Assembly Proposition 32: Union and Corporate Political Donations http://kvpr.org/post/proposition-32-union-and-corporate-political-donations <p>Proposition 32 would ban direct campaign contributions from unions and corporations, and ban automatic paycheck deductions for political purposes. But rarely do two competing sides disagree so sharply about a measure’s impact.</p><p>Supporters say it would level California’s political playing field by clamping down on special interest money. John Kabateck is with the National Federation of Independent Businesses, a small business advocacy group.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 22:26:35 +0000 Ben Adler 5203 at http://kvpr.org New Field Poll on Prop 32 Shows Measure Trailing http://kvpr.org/post/new-field-poll-prop-32-shows-measure-trailing <p></p><p class="p1">For the second time this week, a new poll shows Proposition 32, which would change rules on union and corporate political donations, faces a tough road to passage&nbsp;on California’s November ballot.</p><p class="p1">The latest Field Poll conducted with UC Berkeley shows Prop 32 losing 44 percent to 38 percent.&nbsp; The six-point margin is similar to this week’s Public Policy Institute of California survey, where the measure trailed 49 percent to 42 percent.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 17:57:04 +0000 Ben Adler 4353 at http://kvpr.org