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The TRUTH Will Be Publicized

  It seems that whenever the Board of Supervisors, Tom Mauk, or his executive management team, get backed into a corner on something, rather than admit they’re wrong, they resort to lies and scare tactics. This last week was just one more demonstration of that reality. Below is the email message that Orange County Employees…

OCEA to County: See you in court!

Late Thursday afternoon OCEA informed County CEO Tom Mauk that they the employees union was taking the County to court over the layoffs. In a nutshell, the union is claiming that County managers have not met their contractual responsibility to identify that all other available options be explored and attempted before laying off employees. Norberto…

Moorlach The Distracter

On the very day 210 county workers who provide services to the most needy in the county were handed layoff notices, Board Chairman John Moorlach tried to distract attention yet again from his wasteful spending ways. After weeks of blistering attack from the Orange County Employees Association over his wasteful extravagance, Moorlach and his allies…

So this is Christmas. What have you done?

On this cold and rainy Christmas day I am reminded of John Lennon’s reflective ode, beginning, “So this is Christmas. What have you done?” In these most challenging of times, I think that all of us should ask ourselves, “What have we done?” I am a bit down this Christmas because everywhere I look, I…

Chop at the Top Rally

BREAKING NEWS: Almost 1,000 county workers are storming the Board of Supervisor’s Fifth Floor offices to advocate that the Boad cut waste, including retired management extra help, before cutting jobs. Chanting “Chop at the Top,” county workers understand that cuts may be needed, but wasteful and extravagent spending by the Board and Management must go…

Why not Chop at the Top, first?

Orange County to lay off social service workers Dec. 29 The 210 employees who lose their jobs will get two weeks notice. County officials also prepare to proceed with more terminations. By Stuart Pfeifer – LA Times December 16, 2008 – Orange County officials plan to deliver layoff notices to social services workers in two weeks…