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Calif. Labor Federation Tweet-fest 0

Katy Grimes: You’ve just got to love Twitter for those moments in life when reporters are banned from covering events. Yesterday and today, the California Labor Federation’s joint legislative conference has been in full-swing, but was announced as closed to

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Steinberg Pushes 'Card Check' Bill 0

MAR. 10, 2011 By KATY GRIMES If the third time’s a charm, then Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg can look forward to passing a new “card check” bill. The bill is described as “the alternative electoral method for choosing collective

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'Last Call' For Republicans 0

MARCH 7 Throughout history, strong political leaders have had the ability to discipline wayward party members. But currently, California Republicans aren’t exactly in a strong enough position to offer up the usual disciplinary threats: removal from cushy or prestigious committee

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Dr. Lopez Misdiagnoses Unions 5

John Seiler: In his Sunday column, L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez praises unions — but doesn’t distinguish between private and public unions. He writes: Neither of my parents went to college, but we always did just fine because my dad

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Economist on Government Unions 0

John Seiler: Economist Thomas DiLorenzo, who recently testified in Congress before Ron Paul’s subcommittee on monetary policy, has a great new article on public-employee unions. He writes: The main reason why so many state and local governments are bankrupt, or

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2/3 Wis. 8th Graders Not Proficient 0

John Seiler: Wisconsin teachers have been on strike. And they object to Gov. Scott Walker’s move to end or limit collective bargaining. They’re also the highest-paid teachers in the Midwest. So, how well are they teaching? This is from CNS

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Cal Guards Meeting at Rio Las Vegas

John Seiler: I know California’s economy is in tough shape. But I’m happy that the state’s prison guards are meeting in Las Vegas, where Gov.-elect Jerry Brown just addressed them. Their union leaders have tough jobs making sure every last taxpayer

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