Tag Archive for Unions

Support the Disney Workers & Their Kids for the Holidays

Here’s a very important announcement from OC Young Democrats. They’re giving all of us a chance to spread some holiday cheer to families who may not have much otherwise. Oh yes, and this is a chance for us to stand in solidarity with the Disney hotel workers who are still being stiffed by “The Mouse”.…

Fullerton Councilmember Keller Spanks Nelson

Here is the video link to the Fullerton City Council Meeting from Tuesday, August 19, 2008. The Register’s Orange Punch and Red County/OC Blog have written on this topic today. Both blogs have misrepresented the comments of Fullerton Councilmember Keller as an enemy of open government. That could not be further from the truth. I suggest…

“We’re the Ones Who Make the Magic”

Disneyland is supposed to be “The Happiest Place on Earth”. It’s supposed to be a place “where dreams come true”. Oh yes, and it’s supposed to be the place “where magic lives”. All in all, Disney has made us associate all these wonderful things with their flagship OC theme park. But for the many thousands…

33rd Senate Endorsements for Pritchard

Democratic State Senate candidate Gary Pritchard announced three important endorsements today. Pritchard announced the endorsement of the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA), and two Fullerton city councilwomen, Mayor Sharon Quirk and Councilwoman Pamela Keller. “I’m very proud of the endorsements of the OCEA, because our county employees’ hard work and expertise keep Orange County running,”…

Gas Crisis: OCEA Insists County Act

The following letter came in late yesterday from Nick Berardino at the Orange County Employees Association. It appears that while county workers want to take action and work collectively to address the impact of explosive gas prices on workers and the Orange County community, County Executives couldn’t be bothered.  June 9, 2008 Tom Mauk Chief Executive…

Moorlach is a sore-loser!

Pulled Directly from Total Buzz Union official accuses supes of “stacking” OCERS board June 3, 2008 by PEGGY LOWE Boy oh boy, are the unions upset about a recent move by Supe John Moorlach to replace Tom Lightvoet (pictured) on the Orange County Retirement System Board with his own canddiate, Patti Gorczyca. Frank Eley, the…

County Supervisors: Gas prices? Let them eat cake.

Norberto Santana over at the Orange County Register reported yesterday about the proposed increase in car allowance and free gas that County elected officials and senior executive managers receive as part of ther benefit package. In an environment where the county is redcing needed staff, closing needed facilities, and avoiding the purchase of needed equipment, they…