Not surprisingly, the unions are pooling their resources and have thus far contributed $200,000 to Steve Glazer's opponent, Tim Sbranti of Dublin. Say what you want about Steve Glazer, but Tim Sbranti is a bad choice. Tim has a three-fer going for him. One, more so than most politicians, he's in the unions' pocket. Two, he was the chairman of the California Teachers' Association Political Action Committee. Three, he favors big development - take a look at all the housing on the north side of Dublin next time you're on 580. So much for open space and controlled growth.
Where do you think the unions get their cash to spend? It comes from mandatory union dues, which are paid by union members, who in turn are paid by you and I. So when you spend your $11.90 for a round-trip on BART to San Francisco, part of that money is being spent for political campaigns and union agendas that are too often contrary to what you or I would choose for ourselves, if we had a choice.