Wandering around Politifest last month, I ran into Jim Groth, a board member for the California Teachers Association.
Groth and I talked briefly about the local school board race, and he admitted the CTA hasn’t been particularly involved this year. He said the union is instead focusing all of its energy — and its money — fighting Proposition 32.
The measure would ban unions from using automatically withdrawn member contributions for political purposes. Unions would be required to get written permission from their members before spending dues on political campaigns.