California is set to host a big-money contest over union pensions.(KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
State labor unions say they’ll spend whatever it takes to defeat a ballot measure on government pensions.
By Jack Fitzpatrick
March 19, 2015
Last week, pension-reform advocates in California announced plans to again push a 2016 ballot measure that would pave the way for cuts to public employees’ pension plans. The move sets the stage for a clash between organized labor and fiscal conservatives whose price tag could rival even the most expensive of Senate races.