SMART train http://kalw.org en Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, January 30, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-monday-january-30-2012 <p>Labor unions in California are preparing to pitch a fight for their political lives. In November, Californians will decide whether to <a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/california-budget/ci_19848967">require unions</a> to ask for written permission from each member to use their dues for political purposes. Political scientists say the measure has the potential to severely damage the political clout of big labor...</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 22:18:00 +0000 5191 at http://kalw.org Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, January 30, 2012