Articles Tagged With ‘Labor Unions’

Arroyo Grande considering city charter

The Arroyo Grande City Council has created a committee to explore the idea of becoming a charter city in order to cut costs. The council decided in December to establish an 11-member committee that would make recommendations as to the... (Continue reading)

Officers lodge two claims of retaliation against Arroyo Grande

An Arroyo Grande Police officer says the city has failed to follow due process in dealing with a claim of retaliation, and the police officers’ union also has lodged an accusation of retaliation. On Dec. 31, Michelle Cota filed a... (Continue reading)

State can’t escape “No Child…” law

California’s resistance to provisions of 2004’s No Child Left Behind school proficiency act has led to denial of waivers officials have been seeking from the federal government. (San Jose Mercury News) This state wanted to join 33 others and the... (Continue reading)

School funds may stymie reform

Approval by California voters of Proposition 30, the school finance measure, may have thrown a monkey-wrench into public education reform, some advocates of change are asserting. But teachers’ union representatives disagree. (San Jose Mercury News) The $6 billion injection may... (Continue reading)

Wal-Mart attacks union on planned Black Friday strike

As a looming labor strike on Black Friday threatens sales, Wal-Mart has filed a complaint against the union it claims is organizing the disruption. Wal-Mart accused the United Food and Commercial Workers of trying to force the retail giant into... (Continue reading)

State may shrink parole violator list

Some California parole violators may soon be able to stop looking over their shoulder. State corrections officials are contemplating a program which would ignore thousands of warrants now outstanding on people who have somehow violated terms of their parole. (San... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles Police officers’ fight for public safety

STATEMENT By THE PASO ROBLES POLICE OFFICER ASSOCIATION The purpose of this media release is to express The Paso Robles Police Officers’ Association’s (PRPOA) disagreement with the action the city has recently taken involving the rehiring of a retired Sergeant... (Continue reading)

SLO police officers reach pay cut agreement with city

The city of San Luis Obispo completed a year of negotiations on employee salary concessions by agreeing to a new contract with the Police Officers Association. Police union representatives agreed to a four-year contract consisting of a 2 percent pay... (Continue reading)

Former Paso Robles officer claims retaliation

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A former Paso Robles police department veteran has filed a claim with the city alleging he was retaliated against by former chief Lisa Solomon-Chitty for his union activities. Such a claim, routinely dismissed by city officials, is... (Continue reading)

French Hospital employees considering strike

The union representing employees at French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria has announced plans for a three-day strike starting 11 p.m. on June 26. [MercuryNews] Labor and management of Dignity... (Continue reading)