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Campaign fundraising comparison - Sbranti and Glazer

Original post made by Registered Joe, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on May 21, 2014

Who's funding whom? From the CA Secretary of State website as of May 21:

Tim Sbranti:
$100,000 from CA Teachers' Association (CTA Teachers' Union)
$50,000 from CA Service Employees (CA Services Employees Union)
$321,142 from 526 individuals and small businesses
Total - $471,142

Steve Glazer:
$502,246 from 857 individuals and small businesses, none exceeding $4,100
Total - $502,246

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Posted by daveg
a resident of Birdland
on May 21, 2014 at 4:25 pm

The Pleasanton Weekly's endorsement of Sbranti glosses over the facts about how he has blindly supported unions and their unreasonable demands, and as a result has been rewarded with huge union monetary support. If one doubts that Sbranti is "owned" by the unions, just take a look on the California Secretary of State website and look at the contributions to his campaign. Sbranti opposes any transparency on any public-sector collective bargaining, but at the same time opposes any reduction of future pension accruals in which local governments clearly are not able to afford. The BART fiasco only highlighted the fact that steps need to be taken to rein in the ability of BART workers to strike. However Sbranti supports the misguided belief that BART strikes are acceptable and it's alright to bring the entire bay area economy to a halt.
As the Pleasanton Weekly wishfully commented, a Republican and Democrat would be on the ballet in November, however it would behoove us all to make sure it is Glazer and Baker, two candidates that have expressed their desire to rein in the unreasonable power wielded by the BART unions


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 22, 2014 at 8:52 am

I wonder why so many folks constantly WHINE about unions?

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...give it a rest


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on May 22, 2014 at 10:21 am

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Cholo, it's because unions prey on ignorant employees who willfully have dues confiscated from their paychecks in order to promote the democrat agenda. Your defense of unions shows a support of the mob mentality that seeks to bring down employers to enrich the union bosses. Your utopian view of job collectives is better suited for communist and 3rd world countries. Grow up and educate yourself.


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Posted by lessismore
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Unions are collectivist, like Stalin run communist "education" camps. Their communistic ways butt heads with free Americans who aren't forced to sacrifice their wages to union tyrants. Unions, because they are communist, shouldn't be allowed to contribute their members' dues. Those dues are used without consent, as union members are not free to quit the union or quit their jobs, lorded over by the rich union bosses. Only free individuals and corporations should be allowed to contribute to political candidates. This is a most fragrant abuse of power.


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