In their never ending drive to distort reality in support of their attacks on public employees and public employee pensions, the Orange County Register has again used misleading comparisons of apples to onions to gin-up fear and envy.
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In it’s final meeting of 2013 the Orange County Board of Supervisor’s approved a new Memorandum of Understanding with it’s managers. County managers have been without a contract for two years. Under the agreement the managers will have to start paying their employee share of pension contributions.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 7 Comments
The expression is those who fail to learn from the past are destined to repeat it, and in the case of the current crop of Republican candidates for Mayor and City Council, it’s not so much a failure to learn…
by Dan Chmielewski • • 2 Comments
It was believed Assemblyman Chris Norby (R-Fullerton) had been cleared on charges that he improperly used campaign funds to pay for a motel stay while he was separated from wife #3 a few years back (he later repaid his campaign…
by Chris Prevatt • • 5 Comments
Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer lied on national television Monday about the so called “need” to layoff 213 Costa Mesa city workers. Righeimer was interviewed on Fox News and was asked whether the decision to layoff employees was forced or a choice. He answered by claiming that the layoffs were necessary because the city pension liabilities awarded by previous contract agreements were unsustainable.
by Chris Prevatt • • 3 Comments
It’s becoming increasingly evident that The Orange County Register and some members of the far right are not actually interested in reforming pensions. They’re interested in further reducing the voices of working people and inciting anger among their base.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 12 Comments
HT to the OC Register’s ace reporter Mary Ann Millbourn for breakingÂ this story on how three OC state legislators are jumping on the Wisconsin governor’s bandwagon to stimie the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions.Â The worst of the…