Source: Daniel J.B. Mitchell, WorkingUSA, Vol. 12 no. 4, December 2009
From the abstract:
In an earlier article, I discussed and examined the odd morphing of California’s state budget crisis of the early 2000s into a fight between Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with public-sector unions over a series of ballot initiatives. By making an enemy of the labor movement, the governor provoked a massive campaign against his initiatives. Below I describe a different strategy taken by the governor in the context of the California budget crisis of 2008-2009.