Tag Archive for Unions

If you have a boss, join a union! 5 reasons you should support labor unions

Because of the grocery workers’ contract negotiations, there has been some talk about labor unions and their effectiveness. Ryan Gene posted his opinions regarding unions at The Orange Juice. As a commenter that goes by “Cook” pointed out in the comments of Ryan’s post, the list of countries that do not allow employee unions include…

Grocery Workers Union Update

Last night the seven UFCW locals and the corporate employers extended the existing contract by three more weeks in order to continue negotiating.  The grocery workers’ contract originally expired March 5th.  So now both sides have until midnight on April 19th to reach an agreement.  After that the extension is day-to-day and could be canceled by…

Another strike for grocery workers union?

Contract negotiations for 120,000 West Coast grocery workers have begun. The major disagreement is over a two-tier wage and healthcare system. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, both sides are hoping to avoid a dispute like the 140-day strike and lockout in 2003/2004. The two-tier system was a result of the last strike, and allows…

Let them eat pie?

On Thursday the 22nd of February Board Chairman, Fourth District Supervisor Chris Norby, and his wife Marsha served County workers lunch in honor of George Washington’s Birthday. Workers were treated to Ham or Turkey sandwiches, potato salad, and cherry pie. Chairman Norby paid for the lunch himself with left over campaign funds. One of the…

Register columnist bites his thumb at us

Abraham: Do you bite your thumb at us, sir? Sampson: I do bite my thumb, sir. Abraham: Do you bite your thumb at us, sir? Sampson: [Aside to Gregory] Is the law on our side if I say ‘ay’? Gregory: No. Sampson: No sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir. But I…

UNITY! The other campaign fuel.

There has been a lot of buzz, and even a little bit of Republican grumbling about the speed at which the Democratic Party of Orange County and organized labor have managed to unify their efforts behind a single candidate, Tom Umberg, in the First District Board of Supervisor’s Special Election on February 6th. Filing for…

Enter the “Union Boss”

Peggy Lowe over at the OC Register posted this yesterday and I just have to follow up on it. DA’s DNA plan DOA? Or just on ice? Buzzette’s hearing some rumblings this afternoon about item No. 27 on the supes agenda for Tuesday, the first meeting in 2007. This is an $875,000 item DA Tony…