The forces that favor corporate greed over the rights of the working man are gearing up for an all out war. In California, on November 8, these forces, aligned with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, will to try to sneak through a devious anti-worker proposition that will weaken the clout of the unions.
Paying reverance to his multi-national corporate masters, Arnold will do anything and say anything to make you believe passing Proposition 75 will be somehow beneficial for anyone, somehow, somewhere, at some time --but it is not.
What is really behing Proposition 75 is the ongoing wish of greedy corporate giants to further weaken the union's ability to get the things done in the way they feel they need to, in order to fight back.
In essence, Aronld wants to take away the union's clout and increase the clout of his corporate masters. Weakening unions hurts the worker's ability to organize and use collective power to demand improvements to their lives, health care, and working conditions --when fighting against rich and nearly-immovable corporate powerhouses. If proposition 75 passes, unions will be further hamstrung in their efforts, which help promote policies that will help workers.
In Los Angeles a "black-brown" coalition landslided in the first latino mayor in over a century. It may take such a coalition again in California to beat back these initiatives that will make it harder for the poor to rise up and for the middle-class to have decent lives.
Yes they could do it in Los Angeles, can they do it also throughout all of California? In the face of the charismatic governator? Will this growing coalition of workers and their allies once again stand up, show up at the polls, and show who is going to be setting the agenda for California's future?
From what I have seen, I am sure we can.
Balletshooz blogs at Alphaliberal