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Jerry Brown releases his first TV campaign ad

At Saturday’s OC Labor Day Celebration in Santa Ana Attorney General Jerry Brown complained; “More people have seen me in a Meg Whitman ad than have seen me in my ads.” But Brown promised the more than 1,000 labor union members, their families, and supporters, “we have the fire power to deliver the truth to the people of California.”

Around Town In South County

Children have begun to go back to school. Some have already started school and some will begin a bit later on this week. I went out around town on Saturday and drove out to the Great Park. I had been driving by it for years and never actually took the time to go back in to check it out. I finally decided to go out with my Son to check it out.

Anaheim Commissioner John Santoianni Gets OC Democratic Party Endorsement

Anaheim Commissioner John Santoianni received the endorsement of the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) for his bid for a seat on the Anaheim City Council at the Central Committee’s endorsement meeting on last Thursday Night. Santoianni, who was first appointed to the Anaheim Cultural and Heritage Commission by Councilwoman Lucille Kring (a Republican) in January…

More than 1000 turn out for OC Labor Federation event to see Jerry Brown

“This campaign is about you, and your neighbors, and your friends. I don’t think you want to see an election that is all about who can buy the most ads,” Brown proclaimed. “It’s really about who cares the most about California; who understands California; and who can unite the very angry and disparate elements that currently make up our state. It’s about building the common base that brings strength to California.”

History: The Labor Movement and Labor Day

The Labor Movement has fought tremendously to protect workers over the years. Among other achievements, labor has led the struggle to end child labor, establish the eight-hour work day and paid overtime, secure guaranteed minimum wage, fight for the weekend, secure unemployment insurance, and establish the legal right of workers to form unions and collectively bargain for benefits. But not many Americans are not fully aware of the history behind Labor Day itself.