Tag Archive for Unions

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…

Stand Firm OCTA Drivers; OCTA Board Think of the Riders

Matt “Jubal” Cunningham over at Red County/OC Blog has a post calling on the OCTA Board to stand firm and not agree to the reasonable wage demands of the Bus Drivers in their contract negotiations. Matt writes; So, with minutes to go before the cooling off period expired, Teamsters Local 952 (the bus drivers’ union)…

Employee Free Choice: Democracy at Work

With the loomng possibility of another strike by Supermarket workers here in southern California, the fact that the United States Senate is currently debating legislation that would make it less difficult for workers to demand union representation makes cross-posting of this article from the Center for American Progress appropriate for posting here. This material [article]…

Grocery Workers Authorize Strike

The union members of the United Food and Comercial Workers (UFCW) have authorized their union leadership to call a strike on 72 hours notice, should management continue to fail to negotiate in good faith on the core issues, of a fair wage increase, health care, pensions, and elimination of the two tier wage system.  Their…

Exporting American Jobs

Are Democratic leaders sleeping with the enemy?  THE NATION – “DEMS SELL OUT ON TRADE”: In a scathing editorial, The Nation magazine tears apart the handful of senior Democrats who negotiated the trade deal with the Bush administration in secret. “When Democratic and Republican leaders announce they have fashioned a ‘historic’ bipartisan compromise on trade, put…