Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Public employee unions going all-out for Moonbeam

Public employee unions are planning to all in their power to make sure Moonbeam is elected governor of California.  Here is the latest development from the California Labor Federation.
California labor unions on Monday launched what they said would be an aggressive campaign against former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman, who is running for the Republican nomination for governor.

California Labor Federation leader Art Pulaski (pictured above) said the unions will focus on exposing what he described as Whitman's Wall Street agenda. The labor federation will be joined by unions representing teachers and nurses, among others.

"As we have learned more about Meg Whitman's policies and proposals, it has become clear to us she would pose a serious threat to millions of California workers," Pulaski said in a call with reporters.

Pulaski said labor leaders are starting earlier than ever in the governor's race because Whitman, a billionaire, expects to spend $150 million on her campaign. He declined to specify how much the unions plan to spend but said it will involve 25,000 volunteers who will make phone calls, knock on doors and mail hundreds of thousands of fliers.

The unions said Whitman's corporate philosophy will hurt working families by cutting jobs and lowering taxes on the rich.

Whitman, Pulaski said, "shares a philosophy that what's good for Wall Street must be good for everybody. Most everybody has had to learn the hard way that that's a bogus policy."

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