Tag Archive for Unions

Our Election Hangover Blues

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Election day was tough on Democrats.  What made it especially tough was the lack of turnout.  If Democrats go to the polls, even in this Red County, we can be competitive and do well.  While all the ballots are not yet counted, turnout was down.  Way down. For those Republicans who won, hardly a mandate…

Two Stinkers from the Supreme Court

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Monday’s announced decisions from the Supreme Court show why its so important to elect another Democrat president in 2016.  Two decisions, one that favors corporate personhood over individual rights and one that limits the ability of unions to collect dues from part-time workers who benefit from Union negotiations came down on the side of conservatives.…

Diamond’s in the Rough

Greg Diamond (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Orange County will consider removing Greg Diamond as North County Vice Chair at the committee’s meeting next Monday, the LiberalOC has learned.  If a quorum of voters is present and two-thirds vote to expel Diamond from the position, he’s out. The effort to remove Diamond reached a…

Anaheim City Council Rejects Brandman’s Call to Have President End Deportations

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There’s only one Democrat on the Anaheim City Council and last Tuesday’s City Council meeting proved it as the four Republicans on the council rejected Council member Jordan Brandman’s proposal to have to city communicate to President Obama a desire to end deportations of undocumented immigrants in the city.  The proposal Brandman offered was almost identical…

In Costa Mesa, it’s “Blame the Unions” No Matter What Happens

Councilman Steve Mensinger (Appointed) - Costa Mesa, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Costa Mesa council member Steve Mensinger’s lawsuit against the Costa Mesa Police Officer’s Association and its defunct law firm of Lackie, Dammeir, McGill and Ethir was amended last week with a claim that one of the defendants placed a GPS tracking device on Mensinger’s vehicle — a claim the defendant’s deny and one impossible for Mensinger to…