Ballot Initiatives

Calif. Prop. to Restrict Campaign Donations, Union Deductions Defeated

If union members want to fight their leadership, they'll have to do it themselves


Labor groups won a resounding victory by defeating Proposition 32, a measure that would have altered the political landscape had it succeeded.

Labor leaders had a message for the outside groups who poured millions of dollars into Proposition 32, which would have curbed their ability to collect political cash.

"You can't buy California," Dean Vogel, president of the California Teachers Association told a crowd of volunteers at their Sacramento victory party Tuesday night. "We're not for sale!"