Posts Tagged ‘SEIU’

Wage laws killing CA jobs

Monday, December 29th, 2014
SEIU fight for 15

  On the day before Christmas, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its weekly report on new unemployment claims. While 45 states reported declines, California was one of five states to report an increase. California claims rose by 11,794. To put that figure into perspective, it was more t...

High court ruling a blow to California SEIU

Monday, June 30th, 2014

In a fresh demonstration that the Roberts court is incrementalist and not the wild-eyed bunch that some on the left assert, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 in favor of an appeal that argued that in-home care workers in Illinois should not be compelled to pay union dues. As Politico reported Sunday,...

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...