Should government stop collecting union dues?

The Morning Call

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering “paycheck protection” legislation to prohibit government agencies from collecting dues on behalf of unions. Supporters say taxpayer resources shouldn’t be used to help unions fund political activity; opponents say it’s meant to weaken unions.

Rep. Mike Honda opens office inside union headquarters

By Carla Marinucci, SF Gate

Democratic Rep. Mike Honda, engaged in a contentious fight for re-election in a Silicon Valley House race, has made the unusual move of locating his 2014 campaign office inside the headquarters of a major South Bay labor organization – the Service Employees International Union Local 521.