This November is about winning for better jobs, quality healthcare, improved working conditions and valuing workers. Below are the positions of SEIU ULTCW on key ballot initiatives that will impact our members and our communities.

Proposition 30: The Schools and Safety Protection Act of 2012

PROP 30 will put California’s finances on a firm footing, end the cuts to education, protect public safety, and ensure that the reforms we have just won will stay in place. Prop. 30 is critical step toward getting California back on track and investing in our common future. It asks families making over $500,000 a year to pay a little more to get California back on track. PROP 30 will prevent $6 billion in devastating cuts to our schools this year and provides billions in new funding for our schools starting this year – money schools need for smaller class sizes, up-to-date textbooks and rehiring teachers. All the funding under PROP 30 is temporary and the initiative can’t be modified without voter approval.

Yes on 30 Website: (English only)

Proposition 32: Stop the Special Exemptions Act

PROP 32 is a trick. It was designed to appear balanced but really creates special exemptions allowing corporate special interests and Super PACs to spend with NO LIMITS in politics, while eliminating the voice of workers. It’s unbalanced, unfair and does nothing to address the broken system in Sacramento. It simply gives corporate CEO’s even more power to write their own rules at the expense of everyone else. PROP 32 is the first of a “one-two” punch. The anti-union backers are trying to fool voters into passing this measure now so they can come back with measures later that strip away our rights like collective bargaining, (think Wisconsin), priorities like job security, funding for our programs and other vital services and even the right to have a union at all. Vote NO on PROP 32.

No on 32 Web site:  (English and Spanish)

Other Important Propositions

Proposition 31: California Government Performance and Accountability Act

Proposition 33: Insurance Persistency Discounts Act

Proposition 38: Molly Munger’s State Income Tax Increase to Support Education Initiative
ULTCW is supporting Prop. 30 for education and public safety.

Proposition 40: Referendum on the State Senate Redistricting Plan

NOTE: Propositions not mentioned on this guide indicates that ULTCW has not taken a position.