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Union files grievances against Haggen, Vons, Albertsons

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A Southern California union has filed grievances against three grocery chains over layoffs, cuts in pay and benefits and other alleged violations of collective bargaining agreements that have occurred in the aftermath of Haggen purchasing numerous Vons and Albertsons stores.... (Continue reading)

Caltrans needs to go on a staffing diet

Senator John Moorlach

OPINION By SENATOR JOHN MOORLACH This year, the majority Democratic Party found new ways to spend the $6 billion to $9 billion in additional tax revenue, passing the largest state budget in California history. Funding to fix our roads and... (Continue reading)

Haggen laying off dozens of workers, union filing grievances

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By KAREN VELIE Haggen, a Washington-based chain of grocery stores that recently purchased 83 new stores in California, has laid off dozens of Central Coast workers in the past few days while other employees were moved from full-time to part-time... (Continue reading)

SLO council approves pay raises for employees

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The San Luis Obispo City Council unanimously approved salary increases for more than 200 city employees, including raises of at least 10 percent for about 28 staffers. On Tuesday, the council finalized a labor agreement between the city and its... (Continue reading)

Secrecy surrounding pay and benefits mocks democracy

Peter Scheer

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Local officials talk a good game about government transparency and accountability. And while city council members and county supervisors often go through the motions of conducting official business in an open and public way, on the... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar teachers dissatisfied with 6 percent raise

The Lucia Mar teachers’ union has ratified its new pay agreement with the school district, but about 40 percent of union members voted against the new contract that awards teachers a 6 percent raise over the next year. [Tribune] Last... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly staff and teachers to get pay raises

Cal Poly administrators announced Friday that the university has committed $2.5 million to staff and teacher pay increases over a four-year period. [Tribune] The announcement was made after the California State University faculty union released a report detailing the struggles... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar strike likely avoided

The Lucia Mar Unified School District has reached a tentative agreement with its teachers’ union that may settle a heated contract dispute. District officials and the Lucia Mar Teachers’ Association have clashed for months, and union members voted late last... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College rejects labor deal sought by unions

The Cuesta College Board of Trustees has unanimously rejected a proposed agreement that would have forced contractors to hire union workers or to pay extra for the use on non-union labor to construct campus renovation projects. In November, San Luis... (Continue reading)

Support local workers and competitive bidding

OPINION BY ERIC CHRISTEN Project Labor Agreements (PLA) discourage fair, open and competitive bidding on public works projects and discriminate against merit-shop workers, a majority of the workers in construction. We believe in increasing opportunities for all workers regardless of... (Continue reading)



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