Tag Archive for Unions

Business groups dominate list of legislative donors

From a article by Chase Davis, money and politics reporter at California Watch: Business groups have given more money to California legislative campaigns over the last three years than private citizens and labor unions combined, according to a study released yesterday by Berkeley-based MAPLight.org…. According to the study, business groups accounted for more than 47…

Public Employee Unions and Management: Working together to solve budget problems

City leaders agreed to cut about $4.5 million from city departments and unions in an effort to close a budget gap for this fiscal year. The cuts approved Monday night included suspending a police department physical fitness program, using police helicopters less, having firefighters forego raises for the next 18 months, and increasing employees’ contribution to retirement funds. No full-time city staff members were laid off.

Supreme Court Rules in “Hillary, The Movie” case

By a 5-4 vote, the court overturned a 20-year-old ruling that said companies can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to produce and run their own campaign ads. The decision, which almost certainly will also allow labor unions to participate more freely in campaigns, threatens similar limits imposed by 24 states.

AFL-CIO President Trumka Visits OC on Listening Tour

In what Orange County Labor Federation Executive Director Tefere Gebre says is the first ever vist by a sitting AFL-CIO President, Richard L. Trumka paid a visit to Orange County on Wednesday. He was here following through on his promise, made in September 2009, that following his election he would go out an visit labor…

Collective Bargaining a threat to airport security?

Now I know it is expected that the GOP would be opposed to unionization, but this is just a bit over the top. Republican senator Jim DeMint used the attempted attack on a airplane bound for Detroit as an excuse to voice opposition to unions. He warned, “The administration is intent on unionizing and submitting our airport security to union bosses’ collective bargaining.”