Gov. Jerry Brown created the public pension problem by signing the Dill Act in 1978, authorizing public unions.
Now Brown’s jobs adviser, David Crane, says “Instead of a government of the people, by the people and for the people, we have become a government of its employees, by its employees and for its employees.”
But don’t expect the governor to solve his problem. He won’t.
The collective bargaining between public unions and politicians that depend upon union contributions is a conflict of interest and should be illegal.
Existing laws, both federal and state, protect public employees from discrimination. California needs to join the 22 states with “right to work” laws to protect taxpayers.