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News - July 1, 2011

23 protesters arrested after blocking Castlewood Drive

Lockout of Country Club staff entering 16th month

by Glenn Wohltmann

Twenty-three people protesting the ongoing lockout of Castlewood workers were arrested June 23 for blocking Castlewood Drive in what organizers described as an act of civil disobedience.

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Posted by Sal, a resident of Downtown
on Jul 1, 2011 at 8:17 am

We wouldn't want decent wages interrupting the tee times for frat-boy golfers. Oh the horror!!!! Can't wait to hear the comments from all you conservatives whining about "evil/marxist/communist unions" with some crazy tie-in to McNerney or Obama.

Posted by mike, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2011 at 8:28 am

Sal - give it a rest. All of this is old news, nobody cares.

Posted by George, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Why is pleasanton weekly so pro union

Posted by helen, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jul 2, 2011 at 6:05 am

Unions cost us all more money. They complain about human rights and blow the whistle on safety and health violations, and companies have to spend money on lawyers and engineers to make sure the complaints don't get out of line. I say breathing a little asbestos in the workplace or an occasional mine disaster are good things for America. It incites our collective memory of the way things could be if we went back to 1890s or 1920s capitalist models. That's what I want. Pre-Roosevelt capitalism because that worked so well.

Posted by WhatThe?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 2, 2011 at 10:54 am

I have a close friend who works at a Country Club. Let's say they are slightly abusive of its workers. She was loyal, worked hard, the club charges 15% gratuity on each check AND KEEPS THE MONEY. Her response was simple: she got another job in a more upscale industry. The hospitality industry is not the place for a career. A private country club is not the place to look for a livable wage. It's time to get the resumes burning, the skills upgraded and the vision set to a higher standard.

Posted by Censored, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 2, 2011 at 11:41 am

So "Editor" reruns this castlewood story that was run a week ago, with 'comments' removed.,..,.after all, if Editor doesn't 'agree' then that group of 'comments' no longer exist. Gee, let's rerun the same article, hoping to direct to tone to match the 'editor's.
Obama's press censoring habits must be catching on with pw editor.

Posted by Resident, a resident of Castlewood
on Jul 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm

"Despite the animosity between the union and many of those who live in the Castlewood community..."

Mr. Wohitmann: This labor dispute is between a private country club and a union. Castlewood area residents are not directly involved here. It is wrong for you to suggest otherwise. Do you know how many area residents are full members of the Club? How many Club members live outside of Castlewood? Outside of Pleasanton? Do you know how many of the individuals who run the Club actually live in the Castlewood community? Please keep the focus where it belongs: on the Club, its members, and leaders; and on the Union, its members, and leaders.

Posted by Leland, a resident of Happy Valley
on Jul 4, 2011 at 8:16 am

Ya just have to laugh at all these union creeps. When my Daddy passed 4 years ago he left each of his sons 1/2 billion. Where else in the world can that happen? Every strong nation that has ever existed made sure its wealthiest were protected against the 99% of the population philosophers throughout the ages have referred to as bottomfeeders. As in suckers. Its the nature of bottomfeeders. Either try to extort money from us members or they retool their resumes to go extort some other employer. We'll never be the nation we're capable of being unless we learn how to live within our means. I don't go demanding union workers pay for my martini lunches. Why should they demand that we pay them a fair wage?