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Were Pensions Benefits Retroactively Enhanced Without Notifying the Public?

Were Pensions Benefits Retroactively Enhanced Without Notifying the Public?

    By Edward Ring   In 1999, at the height of the stock market runup fueled by the internet bubble, California’s state legislature passed SB 400, which increased pension benefits for officers with the California Highway Patrol. Over the next several years, pension benefits were similarly increased for government employees working in nearly every one of […]

Does the California Teachers Association (CTA) Represent the Majority of Teachers’ Views?

Does the California Teachers Association (CTA) Represent the Majority of Teachers’ Views?

    By Brenda Lebsack Note: The following article represents my personal opinions and does not necessarily represent the views of Orange Unified School Board or the Santa Ana Unified School District. When controversies arise regarding education, it is important to understand that teachers are a diverse group of people in every way. We are […]

Southern California grocery store workers authorize a strike

Southern California grocery store workers authorize a strike

By HAILEY MENSIK After months of stalled contract negotiations, grocery workers at Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions and Ralphs stores voted this week to give union leaders the authority to call a strike. Members of seven United Food and Commercial Workers union locals, covering Southern California and a swath of Central California, voted overwhelmingly to allow a strike, […]

How Trump Saved the Union

How Trump Saved the Union

How Trump Saved the Union By Wayne Allyn Root I’m certain from the letters I get from liberal critics, every time that I report that President Trump has saved the US economy, they claim I’m lying.  And conversely, every time I report Obama ruined the US economy, they claim I’m lying. Well the proof is out. Liberals, as […]

California Teacher Claims Unions Pushing ‘Hard Left’ Abortion Policy Onto Children

California Teacher Claims Unions Pushing ‘Hard Left’ Abortion Policy Onto Children

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter   Teacher Rebecca Friedrichs said California’s unions are using financial dues to push a “hard left” policy of abortion in public schools, during an interview on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “They’re not just left leaning. They are far, hard left groups. And what’s going on right now in […]

Membership in California’s government unions plummeted in 2018, federal report shows

Membership in California’s government unions plummeted in 2018, federal report shows

“Walk out on the union, not the kids”: A California Policy Center social media advertisement delivered during the Los Angeles teachers strike. Memo to anyone still wondering about the impact of the Supreme Court’s landmark 2018 decision in Janus v AFSCME: Wonder no more. Despite a surging economy, union membership in California dropped by 86,000 […]

UTLA Union Hit with Class Action Lawsuit from Los Angeles Teacher to Halt Unconstitutional Forced Dues Policy

UTLA Union Hit with Class Action Lawsuit from Los Angeles Teacher to Halt Unconstitutional Forced Dues Policy

Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2019) – With free legal aid from National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation staff attorneys, a Los Angeles public school teacher is challenging the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union officials’ illegal “window period” scheme to forcibly seize union membership dues from her paycheck without her consent and in […]

Striking teachers picket week 1; local and national media reports

Striking teachers picket week 1; local and national media reports

By Michael Hernandez LOS ANGELES—Striking teachers picketed schools and the home of the district superintendent Austin Beutner; held regional rallies including one at the offices of the California Charter Schools Association, community strike meetings, and marches at Grand Park—in front of City Hall—during Week 1  of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA)  strike impacting Los […]

The Die Is Cast For Organized Labor

The Die Is Cast For Organized Labor

  By Richard Colman,  An aide to Julius Caesar said it best:  “Alea iacta est.” (“The die is cast.”) Caesar heard these words in 49 B.C. as he crossed the Rubicon River in Northern Italy to march on Rome. For public-sector unions, the die was cast on June 27, 2018, when the U.S. Supreme Court […]

End of session defined by higher taxes, anti-Trump and union priorities

End of session defined by higher taxes, anti-Trump and union priorities

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – California’s legislative session, which completed its work in the wee hours Saturday morning, was one of the more controversial ones in years, given the degree to which the Democratic majority was able to secure various tax and fee increases. It was also one of the more divisive recent sessions from a partisan […]

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