Tag Archive for Unions

Black Helicopters: Hovering over Red County

Psst… I think Matt Cunningham’s off his meds. Black helicopters are part of a conspiracy theory, especially prevalent among the United States militia movement, that claims that special unmarked black helicopters are used by secret agents of the New World Order, United Nations troops, and/or the Men in Black preparing to take control of the…

Moorlach’s Folly: It Just doesn’t add up.

Over at The Tin Star Blog Sergeant wrote a couple of days ago (Thursday) about Supervisor Moorlach’s invention of a “Pension Spike” for Orange County Deputy Sheriffs.  While he agrees that there was an increase in the overall pension liability he makes a good point that Moorlach’s examples are more hype to promote his plan…

Moorlach’s Folly: Part 2

There are plenty of reasons why Supervisor Moorlach’s assumptions related to the retroactive portion of pension benefit changes for the Orange County Deputy Sheriffs are wrong.  In the first installment of Moorlach’s Folly I covered the primary point used by Mr. Moorlach to justify his proposal.  Today, I’ll cover his other two “Constitutional” reasons and…

Moorlach’s Folly

“A public employee’s pension constitutes an element of compensation, and a vested contractual right to pension benefits accrues upon acceptance of employment. Such a pension right may not be destroyed, once vested, without impairing a contractual obligation of the employing public entity,” (Gutierrez v. Board of Retirement, 72 Cal Rptr 2nd 837 (1998); Betts v.…

The OCTA Strike Is OVER!!

Finally! We have some good news on the OCTA Strike. The OC Register is now reporting that a deal has been struck between OCTA and the bus drivers. The senior drivers will finally be getting a fair deal, new drivers will be getting a nice salary increase, and the riders should be able to get…

Some Good News for OC Government Workers & Taxpayers

On Thursday afternoon Nick Berardino released the following announcement to the members of the Orange County Employees Association. We are proud to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the County for all OCEA-represented bargaining units, subject to ratification (acceptance) by the members.  The agreement is complicated and therefore we are in the…

Strike News from the Conservative Spin Room

Matt “Jubal” Cunningham at Red County/OCBlog posted this Tuesday and I’ve got to say this is one of his best twists of the truth ever.   Teamsters Unfair To Newer Bus Drivers Steve Greenhut blogged this excellent post on Orange Punch a short time ago: Forty percent of OCTA’s Teamsters bus drivers need to be wondering…