Tag Archive for Layoffs

OCTA Employees to Speak Out Against 33% Workforce Cuts

Orange, California – Teamsters Local 952 Coach Operators, mechanics and service workers and Veolia Transportation employees urge the OCTA Board of Directors to forego drastic measures and adopt incremental reductions to service levels and employee layoffs. Currently, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), a multi-modal transportation agency transports more than 200,000 daily riders from every…

Seniors Tell Supes to Cut Perks Not Services

From Norberto Santana over at Total Buzz. Scores of senior citizens were out in force this morning in front of the Hall of Adminstration in Santa Ana protesting recent cuts to the county Social Services Agency and the unwillingness of board supervisors to trim their perks. Nearly 50 seniors came out to the protest, organized…

Pumping Paychecks – Update

If you were to walk into the county economic development agency (or any economic development agency for that matter) and tell them this story, they would be wining and dining you to get you here as fast as possible.  It goes like this: I have a company which needs to relocate.  I’m going to need…

OCEA Hits Cable: Tells Board to Chop at the Top

This just came in to us from Orange County Employees Association: New TV Ad Urges Supervisors to Layoff the Perks, Not Public Safety Officers, Child Abuse Counselors SANTA ANA, CA – Challenging the decision of the Orange County Board of Supervisors to keep their perks while ordering the departments they oversee to lay off more…

Berardino & Moorlach on the Layoffs

Below is a message that OCEA’s General Manager Nick Berardino sent out on Tuesday afternoon. On Friday I had the opportunity to debate Supervisor Moorlach. If you click on the video below you can see the debate. It only lasts 10 minutes but I encourage you to watch. I think it is very important that you see…

Patriotism from the School Cafeteria

My son, Ethan, attends Raymond Elementary in Fullerton and last night was “Movie Night.” It was raining very hard and I told him that there probably wouldn’t be anyone coming, but to my surprise and his delight, the cafeteria was packed. Kindergartners were huddled with their parents in sleeping bags and the big kids sat…

Groundhog Day 2009

Today February 2nd is Groundhog Day. The official history of Groundhog Day can be found here and starts out like this: Groundhog Day, February 2nd, is a popular tradition in the United States. It is also a legend that traverses centuries, its origins clouded in the mists of time with ethnic cultures and animals awakening on…