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Automation threatens dream of 450,000 unionized California High-Speed Rail jobs

Automation threatens dream of 450,000 unionized California High-Speed Rail jobs

By Kevin Dayton It’s trendy for public intellectuals to warn that technological advancement may soon lead to the “end of work.” While some might scoff at this prophesy, it’s valid for certain occupations. Unions that represent workers in skilled trade occupations have seen the “end of jobs” for decades and certainly take the threat seriously. […]

Report: Taxpayers Subsidize Thousands Of Federal Workers Conducting Union Business

Report: Taxpayers Subsidize Thousands Of Federal Workers Conducting Union Business

Thousands of federal employees are likely spending 100 percent of their time performing union activities instead of the work they were hired to do, according to a report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). Federal employees are allowed to use work hours for collective bargaining, impasse proceedings and additional union-related activity under a practice known […]

A third of Americans wouldn’t miss California if it seceded: Poll

A third of Americans wouldn’t miss California if it seceded: Poll

About a third of Americans wouldn’t miss California if the state decided to split off from the union. A Rasmussen Reports poll released Wednesday found that 18 percent of adults surveyed believed that a California exit – dubbed CalExit, after the British Brexit movement – would be good for the nation, while 13 percent said […]

California’s State and Local Workers Average Pay and Benefits Twice the Average for Private Sector Workers

California’s State and Local Workers Average Pay and Benefits Twice the Average for Private Sector Workers

An in-depth analysis released this week by the California Policy Center finds that the average pay and benefits for California’s full-time state and local public employees in 2015 was $121,843. This is nearly twice what the average full-time private sector worker made in pay and benefits during 2015, $62,475. Read full study: California’s Public Sector […]

Environmentalism Provides Moral Cover for New Taxes to Fund Pensions

Environmentalism Provides Moral Cover for New Taxes to Fund Pensions

By ED RING  There are two intertwined themes that define unionized government in California. First, funding government retiree pensions will soak up every new source of tax revenue they will ever collect. Second, cloaking new taxes and fees – and new agencies – in the virtuous raiment of environmentalism will deflect criticism and demonize critics. […]

Secessionists formally launch quest for California’s independence

Secessionists formally launch quest for California’s independence

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Supporters of a plan for California to secede from the union took their first formal step Monday morning, submitting a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general’s office in the hopes of a statewide vote as soon as 2018. Marcus Ruiz Evans, the vice president and co-founder of Yes California, said […]

OSHA sued for foisting union activists on businesses

OSHA sued for foisting union activists on businesses

NFIB and PLF sue OSHA for foisting union activists on businesses The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is illegally foisting union activists onto non-unionized businesses, through an unlawful rule allowing agents from organized labor to participate, as of right, in OSHA health and safety inspections. So argues a lawsuit filed by attorneys with Pacific […]

OSHA sued for foisting union activists on businesses

OSHA sued for foisting union activists on businesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is illegally foisting union activists onto non-unionized businesses, nurse through an unlawful rule allowing agents from organized labor to participate, as of right, in OSHA health and safety inspections. So argues a lawsuit filed today by attorneys with Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), representing the National Federation of Independent […]

Calexit or Caleavefornia? Brexit lifts California independence campaign

Calexit or Caleavefornia? Brexit lifts California independence campaign

Pro-independence Texans weren’t the only ones energized by the vote by Brexit vote. The California secession movement has been riding a wave of interest since Thursday’s vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The campaign has already gained a Brexit-inspired nickname: Calexit “We have a lot of people sending us messages and […]

What has become of the union? Greatest threat to U.S. Constitution now comes from within

What has become of the union? Greatest threat to U.S. Constitution now comes from within

 By Alan Keyes, November 16, 2015 The Constitution of the United States directs that the president of the United States “shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union …” These days, we take it for granted that this has to do with detailing the various causes that affect, for […]

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