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Exactly what part of “NOT LIKELY TO PREVAIL” isn’t clear?

Last week the Orange County Board of Supervisors received the independent review of Supervisor Moorlach’s challenge to the Deputy Pension benefit increases granted in 2002.  The report, requested by Fifth District Supervisor Patricia Bates, cast serious doubt on the likelihood of success of Moorlach’s proposal. If you ask for a second independent opinion, and that…

Moorlach’s Folly will not prevail…

But the OC Board of Supervisors will probably still move forward anyway. Peggy Lowe reports in today’s OC Register: Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach’s plan to slice the pensions of sheriff’s deputies is not likely to win because its key arguments have never been supported by state courts in the past, an independent legal analysis…

Street Roams Free; County workers placed on leave

Peggy Lowe and Ronald Campbell report [HERE] in todays OCRegister that two employees from the county’s building and facilities department have been placed on administrative leave while the agency does its own investigation into a contract already being examined by the district attorney. The two employees placed on leave on Thursday are Clark Shen, a…

Greenhut Gas: The Party of Agran and Quint

Steven Greenhut blew off some gas on Tuesday commenting on my post announcing the Democratic Party of Orange County’s 13th Annual Truman Awards Dinner.  He took particular notice of this year’s honorees, Truman honoree Irvine City Councilman Larry Agran and Gompers honoree Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriff’s President Wayne Quint. In his post on…

Steelworkers and Mine Workers endorse Edwards

Official endorsement at Pittsburgh Labor Day rally gives Edwards largest bloc of union support among presidential candidates so far. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – The United Steelworkers (USW) and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) today endorsed Senator John Edwards for president. Following the Thursday endorsement of Edwards by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners…

Thanks to labor…

As we observe Labor Day today it is important that we remember the contributions of organized labor to our culture, history, and working conditions. Labor Day is a United States federal holiday that takes place on the first Monday in September. The holiday began in 1882, originating from a desire by the Central Labor Union to create…