Articles Tagged With ‘Labor Unions’

SLO city, police union hit impasse

San Luis Obispo’s negotiations with its police officer association have stalled prompting the city to declare that their bargaining efforts are at an impasse. [Tribune] As a result, negotiations will transition into a more formal process that  includes either going... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo employee union agrees to new contract

After nine months and an impasse, San Luis Obispo’s largest employee group and city management reached a tentative agreement following a fact finding hearing where it was revealed that the city of San Luis Obispo has $63 million in cash... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police rebuff Arroyo Grande merger

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A plan which could lead to the consolidation of two South County police departments met its first serious resistance this week when officers from Grover Beach balked at potential personnel cuts in their ranks. Arroyo Grande and... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly faculty agrees to strike

California Faculty Association members voted to authorize a strike  following 22 months of unsuccessful negotiations. The strike vote by California State University professors, counselors and other staff was overwhelmingly approved by 95 percent of union members, with about 70 percent... (Continue reading)

SLO accused of unlawful bargaining in arbitration vote

A state agency assigned with administrating union bargaining laws has filed an unfair practices complaint against San Luis Obispo because of city officials alleged failure to meet and confer with members of the police union over binding arbitration. [Tribune] In... (Continue reading)

Public pension reform gaining traction

By DANIEL BLACKBURN As a subject of general discussion, California’s skyrocketing public pension situation has come a long way in a very short time, one of the state’s leading authorities on the subject said Thursday. Marcia Fritz, president of the... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly faculty to vote on strike

Faculty at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo will begin voting today on whether the faculty will grant their union, the California Faculty Association, the authority to call a strike, according to the association’s website. The end of mediation sets... (Continue reading)

Deputy Sheriff’s Association endorses Debbie Arnold and Adam Hill

Supervisor candidates Debbie Arnold and Adam Hill collected endorsements from the San Luis Obispo Deputy Sheriff’s Association on Tuesday. In March, members of the employee union group, which represents correctional officers and dispatchers, interviewed candidates from both the 5th and... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles ‘mole’ interests prosecutors

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Members of the Paso Robles Police Officers Association (PRPOA) discussed ongoing contract negotiations for several hours the night of Nov. 9, 2011, unaware that at least one city spy sat among them. With the resulting inside information... (Continue reading)

Do you want fries with that?

A former employee of the Arroyo Grande McDonald’s says she was coerced into prostitution, at times having sex with up to 12 men a night,  by the restaurant’s former manager, according to Courthouse News. Shelley Lynn filed a lawsuit against... (Continue reading)