Last week in Sacramento, the California Federation of Labor met to talk about the measures before voters on the February ballot. It was a fierce discussion.
People at the meeting say there were deep concerns over the term-limits modification measure, Proposition 93, which led to scrutiny of the current legislative leaders who would benefit from the change in the law.
While most observers expect the Labor Federation to eventually endorse the term-limits proposal when its executive council meets in Los Angeles later this month, the venting and discontent expressed at the meeting reflect the current legislative leadership’s sometime rocky relationship with organized labor.
Much of the anger has been directed at the speaker, Assembly Speaker Fabian N