Prop 32 Opponents Argue Yes on 32?
Sounds like it to me. Just about every argument I've read opposing Prop 32 (prohibits payroll deduction of union dues for political purposes) says the same thing as this gal's letter to the Times- Standard: If this passes, the only political voices you'll hear are those of big business. It will silence the unions.
She's essentially saying that union coffers will be decimated if they can't take dues directly from member's paychecks. In other words, if members had a real choice, they likely wouldn't pay dues. That's the unions saying it, not just me.
I was thinking of not voting either way on Prop 32 as there did seem to be some inequity to it. Now I think I'll vote on behalf of member choice and vote Yes.