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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…

Happy Labor Day!

I hope you’re enjoying your holiday today. I know I’m taking advantage of today to have a little time off! This is my last lazy summer day, so I’m enjoying the hot sun, pleasant breezes, and ginormous waves here at Crystal Cove. Well, I guess we all deserve to take the day off today. After…

Inside OC: Street vs. Berardino

  I spent a half-hour this morning watching Rick Reiff’s Inside OC to see what fireworks might occur in the on camera meeting of Treasurer/Tax Collector Chriss Street and Orange County Employee’s Association General Manager Nick Berardino. Well, although there weren’t a lot of fireworks it was still an interesting discussion. Both Street and Berardino stuck…

Moorlach kicks Street; to the street.

Today, Supervisor John Moorlach surprised even me.  He called on his hand picked successor Treasurer/Tax Collector Chriss Street to resign, effective immediately. H/t to Total Buzz, here is Moorlach’s Statement: Generally at all times, but particularly in light of Orange County’s experience, the Treasurer of this County must be above reproach, candid with the Supervisors,…

Time to Cage Street

Despite the Treasurer’s blithe dismissal of the allegations and their impact upon his office, it is imperative that the Board of Supervisors take immediate and decisive action in the matter, if it is to minimize the charges that the Board “fiddled while Rome burned.”  Orange County Employees Association General Manager Nick Berardino in a letter…