Union power in the Golden State helps the few and harms the many. In schools, the interests of unionized teachers trump the needs of students. In local government, the compensation given to unionized workers often reflects their political clout, not the pay and benefits necessary to keep them on the job. In the Legislature, public employees are so powerful that union lobbyists have been known to openly browbeat lawmakers who don't do their bidding. So how can Californians loosen this union chokehold? Chris Reed says by adopting a reform that's both better for governance and fairer to union workers than the status quo.
"By phasing out these courses, all students will have access to an inclusive model of education."
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Warren Lent is suing the California Coastal Commission, arguing that its power to unilaterally hand down massive fines with minimal process is unconstitutional.