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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)

Unions battle local contractors over Cuesta College contracts

More than 100 people attended Wednesday’s Cuesta College Board of Trustees meeting to voice their opinion over whether contractors hired to do the jobs should be required to hire union workers. In November, San Luis Obispo County voters approved a... (Continue reading)

California Wal-Mart protest produces 23 arrests

Officers arrested 23 protesters at a Southern California demonstration against Wal-Mart Thursday evening. [Los Angeles Times] The protest occurred outside a Wal-Mart in the Los Angeles County city of Pico Rivera, where it began in the store’s parking lot, but... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man sentenced in embezzlement case

An Arroyo Grande man was sentenced on Thursday to three years in state prison for stealing $113,000 from the Santa Barbara County Firefighters Union. [Independent] A 20-year-veteran of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, Robert Perez was elected by the... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande could become charter city

The Arroyo Grande City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to place an initiative on the November ballot that will allow voters to make Arroyo Grande a charter city. [Tribune] Becoming a charter city allow Arroyo Grande officials to draft their own... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach should remain a general law city

OPINION By WALT FRENCH As a taxpayer who has lived in Grover Beach for 20 years, and a fiscal conservative, I am disturbed by the movement to convert our city to a new “charter” form of government. Since our city... (Continue reading)



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