Articles Tagged With ‘Labor Unions’

Governor Brown calls for better deal for prison guards

California Gov. Jerry Brown negotiated a contract with the politically powerful prison guards’ union that lets guards bank an unlimited amount of vacation time they get paid for when they retire at a substantial cost to taxpayers, a legislative analyst... (Continue reading)

Chamber releases president/CEO salary, benefits data

The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce released data today on the salary and benefits of retiring President/CEO Dave Garth and the salary and benefits package being advertised for his replacement. San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Dave Garth. The data... (Continue reading)

Nation rebuilding starts at home

OPINION By Roger Freberg - Around the world there are plans, strategies and formulas for nation rebuilding. Some of the basic questions are best addressed by setting priorities, not so much for what we want as for what is really needed.... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo City Council battling over binding arbitration

After a contentious debate, San Luis Obispo City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to call for a special council meeting next week to discuss repealing or revising binding arbitration and pensions for public safety employees. Next Tuesday, the council is slated... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo Council seeks end to binding arbitration

Voters may get another chance to vote on binding arbitration, a mandate that resulted in public safety employees receiving a 30 percent raise in 2008. [Tribune] San Luis Obispo Council members Andrew Carter, Dan Carpenter and Kathy Smith voted in... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo unions call economic study biased

San Luis Obispo’s firefighter and police union are discounting recent cost saving recommendations because they claim the proposals are biased towards the business community. [Tribune] City Manager Katie Lichtig personally selected the 32 Financial Sustainability Task Force members.  The task... (Continue reading)

Taxpayers going postal over public employee pensions, perks

By PETER SCHEER—For public employee unions–those representing police, firefighters, teachers, prison guards and agency workers of all kinds at the state and local level–these are the worst of times. Despite record high membership and dues, and years of unparalleled clout... (Continue reading)

Doc Burnstein’s plans protest march for Wednesday

Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab in Arroyo Grande will try once again to confront the union picketers who have been protesting the popular Village hangout since last fall. Here’s the scoop: Owner Greg Steinberger is organizing a “Take Back Our... (Continue reading)

Labor picketers return to Doc Burnstein’s

Labor picketers from the Carpenters Union are resuming their protest of Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab, despite last Friday’s union demonstration of support for the Arroyo Grande shop. “It’s hard to believe that the banner is back out again today,”... (Continue reading)

LA Times covers Arroyo Grande union dispute

The long-simmering standoff between an old-fashioned ice cream parlor in Arroyo Grande and an out-of-town labor union has caught the eye of statewide media. [Los Angeles Times] The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, based in Ventura County,... (Continue reading)