CNA campaigns against measures

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The governor has backed four measures on the ballot: Proposition 74, which lengthens the time it takes teachers to get tenure; Proposition 75, which requires public employee unions to get members’ approval before spending dues for political purposes; Proposition 76, which would limit state spending; and Proposition 77, which would set up a panel of judges for redistricting. The union is urging voters to reject all four measures, especially Proposition 75, which the CNA says would stifle the voice of nurses in health care policy and political debates. “We believe the propositions to be voted on are going to degrade the rights of the middle class and the working class of the state of California,” said Trish Gonzalez, a staff nurse at Children’s Hospital in Oakland. “It would create a double standard for working-class people as far as contributions to political action are concerned.” Officials with the governor’s campaign rebutted CNA’s assertions. “Proposition 75 will give public employees like nurses, teachers and firefighters a real voice and a choice as to how their union dues are spent,” said Todd Harris, spokesman for the governor’s California Recovery Team. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – California Nurses Association leaders campaigned at Antelope Valley Hospital on Tuesday against the statewide special election and the ballot measures supported by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arriving in a recreational vehicle plastered with anti-election and anti-governor signs, CNA representatives passed out pamphlets and talked to nurses as they went into work through the emergency room entrance before being asked to leave by hospital officials after about two hours. “They were asked to leave because they were taking up too many parking spaces. We have limited parking, especially in the emergency department area,” hospital spokeswoman Jackie Weder said. With more than two weeks to go before the Nov. 8 election, the CNA is conducting a “Nurses Say Vote No in November” tour in the RV, visiting 32 cities in 29 days. last_img