The Biggest Mobilization Yet Against Prop B – “Bad Medicine” in GGP – “How Would Prop. B Change Health Costs?”

Read below to get the deets on today’s big anti-Prop B mobilization at the east end of the Golden Gate Park Panhandle.

So maybe somebody will give you a novelty pill bottle today – this is the reason why.

Now, the Bay Citizen‘s Elizabeth Lesly Stevens and Tasneem Raja have been all over the Prop B recently. Check out their recent efforts along with lively commentary from readers:

How much more would city employees pay for health care under Prop. B?

Bay Citizen Analysis: How Would Prop. B Change Health Costs?

And, from the pro-B people, here’s something they put together that didn’t cost a dime:

San Francisco City Workers are Overpaid

(Actually, I didn’t know that these free text-to-computer voice characters could be made to dance.)

(Or maybe the Prop B people spent $20k on it – I can’t really tell.)

O.K., back to today’s event.

This is a big deal covering many supervisorial districts. See?

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Thank Gaia the Hawaiian Surfers Union was there as well:

And here are your Prop B props:

All the deets:

“Hundreds Of Anti-Prop B Volunteers To Mobilize Saturday After Panhandle Gathering, “Pill Bottle” Giveaway In S.F. Neighborhoods

Massive mobilization of hundreds of volunteers against Proposition B, which will double the cost of children’s health care. Throughout the day, volunteers will be tabling in neighborhoods with “pill bottle” giveaways to symbolize that Prop B is “bad medicine.” Other volunteers will spread out around the city and knock on doors to educate voters about the bad effects of Prop B.”

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One Response to “The Biggest Mobilization Yet Against Prop B – “Bad Medicine” in GGP – “How Would Prop. B Change Health Costs?””

  1. sfcitizen says:

    “Dear Editor:

    Your rundown of Adachi’s Proposition B, an apparent trial balloon for a mayoral run, omits crucial facts.

    The unions have already made concessions for this year. Should the taxpayer be playing wage negotiator? Shouldn’t Adachi have gathered more public input before setting Prop B into stone? Is it fair that one individual, Michael Moritz, can finance signature collection for an initiative? (Signature gatherers should never be paid; the initiative system has been corrupted by big money).

    While the upper tier can pay more towards pension and health care, lower-paid clerical staff and teachers face hardships. If such a proposition is to be put before the voters, it should be progressive, not regressive.

    The estimated $120 million in “savings,” also means $120 million less spent locally, as the majority of these workers would likely have spent and not saved this money . Pension shortfalls and healthcare costs are a nationwide crisis; one municipality can not fix this alone.

    Similarly, Sean Elsbernd ‘s Prop G, which is mislabled “Fix MUNI now,” does not solve anything. This is just a crude attempt by Elsbernd to harness sentiment against MUNI and channel it against the drivers. As with Prop B, it will not bridge the shortfall but will hurt driver morale (and system performance). Again, SPUR, a “nonprofit” funded by big business, fully financed this initiative.

    Unions, unfortunately, no longer represent the interests of their members but, instead, cuddle up with our corporate elites. Unionized workers are complacent and allow management to run the show with scarcely a murmur. As long as this continues, we will find unions supporting such absurdities as the $7 Arboretum fee and construction projects which are not in the interest of the public good.