Does California Teachers Association Unions Spend for their Members?
Mike Antonucci explores how California Teachers Association officials spend dues on the candidates of their choosing, not the candidates their members might choose.
The California Teachers Association will end up throwing more than $10 million into this one race – most of it dues money. The union is flogging its activists to contact members, work phone banks and walk precincts for Torlakson. It turned most of its State Council meeting last weekend into a Torlakson campaign rally, complete with an appearance from the candidate himself.
The question arises: If 69% of union households are not, or not yet, backing Torlakson, how did the unions approve spending $10 million on his behalf?