Chris Prevatt

Feeling morally, intellectually confused?

The following is a portion of the transcript of Keith Olbermann’s smack-down of Donald Rumsfeld on Countdown 8/30/2006. Keith said what has needed saying in the main stream media for a long time. The man who sees absolutes, where all other men see nuances and shades of meaning, is either a prophet, or a quack.…

Democratic Party of Orange County Endorsements

Claudio over at Orange Juice has done a great job recapping the Democratic Party of Orange County’s endorsements for Non-partisan races. His three part recap is so good in fact, that I’m not going to try to recreate his work. Visit Orange Juice and get the details.

Another Step Towards Equality

Great news from Sacramento–Equality California’s (EQCA) first sponsored bill of the 2006 legislative session, SB 1441, the Nondiscrimination in State Programs and Activities Act, was signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger on Monday. EQCA salutes Senator Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica), the bill’s author, for her leadership in getting the bill to the governor’s desk. This…

Just Ask A County Worker!!!

There’s been a lot of talk about the 4.75% wage increase offered by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to County workers. Everyone seems to have an opinion; but if you really want to know the truth, just ask a County worker. In 1996, in response to the bankruptcy, the County of Orange commissioned KH…

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As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been a bit obsessed lately over the County Board of Supervisors inability to step up and act with customary integrity and ratify their commitment to County workers of a well deserved one-year 4.75% general wage increase. Out of curiosity I reviewed the Brown Act, which regulates meetings…

Why County Workers DO HAVE A DEAL!

Jubal, over at the OCBlog, has responded to my posts about the ONE YEAR general salary increase for County employees, represented by the Orange County Employee’s Association (OCEA). In his response he states: “Let me get this straight. The union reps and the county negotiators reach a tentative agreement. OCEA members have the opportunity to…

In Good Faith Negotiations, A Deal Is A Deal!

There has been a bit of debate on the Orange County blogs about the proposed salary increase for County employees represented by the Orange County Employee’s Association (OCEA) of 4.75% for the 2006-07 fiscal year. While the people raising the fuss are focused on the increases for general workers, for some unexplainable reason, they have…