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In Madison, Wisconsin working families are fighting for their most basic right - to be able to bargain together for living wages, safe working conditions and fair benefits.

They are not alone in their struggle.  Here in California, we have seen attack after attack launched against working families and public employees.  Some have even gone so far as to say that California state employees shouldn't have collective bargaining rights.

That's why I am leading the effort to block the confirmation of David Crane to the UC Regents.  Can you sign this letter to help?

David Crane is a multi-millionaire investment banker and appointee of Governor Schwarzenegger.  He is a donor to both campaigns of George W. Bush and actively supported San Francisco's Proposition B which would have unfairly doubled health care costs for children of San Francisco city employees.

Mr. Crane recently published an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle which questioned the appropriateness of collective bargaining rights for state employees.

That's why I am leading the effort to block the confirmation of David Crane to the UC Regents.  Can you sign this letter to help?

300 workers joined the rally last week to protest Crane's nomination.  That, of course, was ignored by the Chronicle.  But when Mr. Crane called the paper and told them it was all a "Big Lie", they immediately published a one-sided editorial attacking me and working families.

We can't let this attack go unanswered.  That's why I'm asking you to take action.

Can you sign this letter to help?

I know together we can win in Madison and across this country.

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  •  What's almost as bad... (1+ / 0-)
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    is that the management of the SF Chronicle wrote an opinion piece defending these arguments.

    As nurses, we have the democratic and human right to freely association, and that means join our union.  The California Nurses Association has helped pass a number of life-saving patient safety laws, including our famous guarantee of a safe nurse to patient ratio.  If a huge sector of the work force is no longer able to join together and speak with one unified voice, all working families will be worse off.

    We have to stop it in Wisconsin, and we have to stop it in California.

    National Nurses United, (AFL-CIO): the new RN "super-union" representing 150,000 nurses from all 50 states!

    by National Nurses Movement on Wed Mar 09, 2011 at 05:20:25 PM PST

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