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Ammiano bill would regulate nannies, babysitters 10

June 27, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — The “Domestic Workers Bill of Rights,” AB 241, may have a certain civil rights ring to it, but it really should be called the Unionize Babysitters and Nannies Bill. By Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San

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Steinberg labor bill killed in committee 1

June 13, 2013 By Katy Grimes In a shocking turn of events yesterday, a controversial labor union bill authored by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, was killed by an Assembly committee today. SB 25, sponsored by the United Farm

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Parents fighting for kids; SEIU fighting for more money 16

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,

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Collective bargaining behind the scenes 13

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

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Prevailing wage scams steal from taxpayers

Jan. 11, 2013 By Katy Grimes In what strange world do janitors get paid $45 per hour? In California, the land of the prevailing wage. The dirty secret is that janitors often are not really getting paid $45 per hour,

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Local supermarket needs Twinkie defense 6

Nov. 18, 2012 Katy Grimes: The Nov. 6 election has clearly emboldened blockheaded union leaders into thinking that they drive business. But the smarter leaders know that they are merely putting off the inevitable with their election wins, and across the

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Legislative hearings attack Prop. 32 3

Sept. 27, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Apparently fearing the outcome of the political reform measure Proposition 32, some California lawmakers have added “storyteller” to their resumes. In one of the most nostalgic fairy tales ever told at a

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Moonbeamasaurus and giant labor lizards

June 11, 2012 Katy Grimes: Politics in 2012 California feels more like the Mesozoic age. Around every corner is a predator, waiting to pounce in search of its next meal. Predatory labor lizard unions, public employee unions, politicians, special interest

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High-speed special interest halts bill 20

April 24, 2012 By Katy Grimes The Legislature appears to have killed one more attempt to reel in the out-of-control high-speed rail checkbook. But despite facts, numbers and alternatives to the nearly $100 billion project, Democratic lawmakers appeared to be

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Californians Getting Railroaded 0

Katy Grimes: Regardless of cost, the Obama Administration is behind California’s plan to build a High-Speed Rail system, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “Despite a series of a cautionary reports by outside agencies and groups, the Obama administration is

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