Posts Tagged ‘SEIU’

Lawsuit threatens teachers unions’ power
Friday, December 20th, 2013

“Money is the mother’s milk of politics”           -- Former Assembly Speaker Jesse ‘Big Daddy’ Unruh The California Teachers Association has poured more than $150 million into state politics in the past decade – most of it going to Democratic candidates and liberal ballot measure...

CA SEIU poised to break new ground on political thuggery
Thursday, December 5th, 2013

The California SEIU's thuggishness is a matter of record. SEIU leaders think nothing of openly discussing their plans to monkey-wrench a pension reform measure in Los Angeles. Or about bullying and lying to their own members. The California SEIU's upper ranks also have a history of corruption. So...

Gov. Brown signs drivers license bill for undocumented immigrants
Friday, October 4th, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday which gives million of undocumented immigrants the right to drive in California. AB 60 by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, will grant drivers licenses to everyone who can pass the tests required by the Department of Motor Vehicles, regardless of th...

Bill would allow AWOL state employees to keep jobs
Friday, September 6th, 2013

SACRAMENTO -- Imagine you miss work for five consecutive days and don't call your supervisor to explain why. You probably wouldn't have a job for very long. But employment conditions in state government are very different, and about to get more so. Thirty-eight members of the State Assembly vo...

Arnold’s state building-sale scheme returns
Thursday, July 25th, 2013

A complex 2010 Schwarzenegger administration plan to sell 11 state-owned properties and then lease them back from the new owners was compared at the time to a short-term money raising gimmick. The state of California had the 11 properties up for sale for nearly $2 billion. The sales proceeds wer...

BART pay, benefits so lavish that workers deserve 0% raise
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

July 3, 2013 By Chris Reed We've been talking seriously in California since the middle of Arnold Schwarzenegger's second term as governor about the need to rein in insanely costly public employee benefits, and not just pensions. This has led to progress in cities like San Diego and San Jose and to...

Parents fighting for kids; SEIU fighting for more money
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

June 5, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- A modest rally at the Capitol this morning supporting a state audit of Child Protective Services competed with a humongous rally held by the SEIU. On the South steps of the Capitol, the CPS audit rally was made up of parents and families who are victims...

Collective bargaining behind the scenes
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

May 15, 2013 By Katy Grimes Government employees' salaries and benefits, and in particular, pensions, are financially unsustainable in California. It is clear that collective bargaining reform is needed. But in a state run by politicians elected largely with the financial support of labor and publ...

A cruel month for public employee unions
Friday, June 22nd, 2012

June 22, 2012 By Joseph Perkins California public employee unions were already having a bad June, what with passage of public pension-reform ballot measures by voters in both San Diego and San Jose over the opposition of union bosses. But their June got exponentially worse yesterday when the U.S....

Legislating ‘justice for janitors’
Thursday, June 7th, 2012

June 7, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- California legislators are routinely approached by special interest groups to carry legislation—this is not news. The news is what that legislation is, and who it benefits. An Assembly Concurrent Resolution was in the Labor Committee Wednesday. Normal...