One of the most important issues voters will decide this fall is Prop 6, the repeal of SB 1. SB 1 provides significant funding for infrastructure throughout California, dramatically improving the safety of our state’s roads and bridges. California Labor Federation delegates unanimously approved a “No” on Prop 6 at our convention last month.
What is Prop 6? It’s a repeal of the Road Repair and Accountability Act (SB 1), passed last year by the legislature and signed by Gov. Brown. The bill provided funding to thousands of critical transportation infrastructure projects with every single county in California receiving investment. It’s creating many good, middle-class jobs.
Who’s against Prop 6? In addition to the Labor Fed, State Building and Construction Trades and unions across the state, the coalition includes business groups, local governments, public safety groups, the League of Women Voters and the NAACP.
Who supports Prop 6? Remember Carl DeMaio? He’s the anti-union goon who has led multiple campaigns against union workers’ pensions. DeMaio is the chief proponent. Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox and the CA GOP are also backing the measure in an effort to make it a wedge issue this fall that drives Republican voters to the polls.
Why does it matter? Prop 6 would eliminate funding for more than 6,500 bridge and road safety, transportation and public transit improvement projects currently underway throughout California. It would also set the terrible precedent of repealing much-needed revenue that protects our families and creates good-paying jobs.
It’s up to working people to stand together and vigorously defend this investment in necessary infrastructure that keeps our families safe and creates more good, union jobs.
To find out more, visit the campaign website at https://noprop6.com/.