NEWS

Unions Help Send Employee Protection Bill to Governor

Owen Poindexter | September 24, 2010

AB 2774 would facilitate claims against employers who cause (or potentially cause) employees serious injury or illness. The bill was supported by construction and government unions among others.

Supporting groups gave 31 times more money to assembly members voting yes than no. Interests tied to accident and health Insurance companies led the opposition, and members voting 'no' received 56% more in contributions from them compared to lawmakers voting 'yes,' but in total there was more money on the support side. The bill passed both houses and awaits action by the governor.

Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MAPLight.org, July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2010. Contributions data provided by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (FollowTheMoney.org)

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