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Another look at Prop 32 - Follow the Money

Like all of you I've been getting the calls and seeing the ads that beat "Yes on 30 no on 32" into our skulls. Finally digging...

Original post made by Joe on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Tick, on Sep 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm | 15 comments | 2278 Views

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CA Teachers' Union spends $20,961,399 on its "No on 32" campaign

The CA Teachers' Union has spent $20,961,399 of its members' union dues on its "No on 32" campaign as of Oct. 27. CA teachers...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by None of the Above, on Nov 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm | 23 comments | 4282 Views

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"No on 32" equates to "I Like What Happened to Detroit"

Vote Yes on 32 For 40 years the autoworkers' unions and politicians kept a lock on the Detroit auto industry...in return...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 4, 2012
Last comment by Tennessee Jed, on Nov 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm | 6 comments | 1617 Views

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Dave Ross on Hostess and Unions

Dave Ross is a syndicated radio commentator, like Charlie Osgood but with a sarcastic bite. He's on KCBS daily at 2:35p...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by Ted, on Nov 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm | 59 comments | 4745 Views

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Dishonest politicians - another one added today

Locally we have Mary Hayashi and Ross Mirkarimi to look up to. I'm still dumbfounded that Hayashi hasn't resigned over her...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 21, 2012
Last comment by Charmine, on Dec 12, 2012 at 11:48 am | 7 comments | 4119 Views

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Public employee benefits - beyond reasonable

"As America's recession spooled out, Chicago responded to the ensuing budget crunch the way many cities have: by cutting...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Dec 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 46 comments | 10476 Views

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Michigan passing a Right to Work law

Michigan will today become the 24th state to pass a Right to Work law, which prohibits unions from collecting dues from non-union...

Original post made by Joe on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Marty, on Dec 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm | 7 comments | 3913 Views

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San Jose Firefighters' Union Misconduct

I understand the purpose of a union is to protect its employees, but please, this goes beyond the bounds of reason. It's...

Original post made by Joe on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Willie Pfistergash, on Apr 9, 2013 at 7:59 am | 2 comments | 2712 Views

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Unions warning people about Six Flags safety

Locked-Out Mechanics Union Warns About Ride Safety At Vallejo’s Six Flags Theme Park This is so wrong, on so many levels....

Original post made by Joe on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by safety?, on Jun 1, 2013 at 11:14 am | 4 comments | 1335 Views

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New poll shows 2-to-1 support for BART management, not BART unions

"With Bay Area Rapid Transit unions set to go on strike for a second time if they don’t reach agreement on a new contract...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by mm, on Aug 2, 2013 at 3:52 pm | 10 comments | 1710 Views

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Another Bay Area news poll shows little support for BART unions

First it was the KPIX news poll showing that, by a 2-1 margin, Bay Area residents think the unions are being unreasonable. Now...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 13, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 1469 Views

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Why are BART's unions different than others?

The SEIU, the largest union in Santa Clara County, approved a new contract giving workers a 5% raise over two years. The...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:29 am | 9 comments | 1461 Views

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BART training managers to operate trains

On the news this evening, BART is proactively training managers to operate trains so that limited service can be offered...

Original post made by Joe on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm | 45 comments | 2637 Views

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BART negotiation numbers to think about

Ten days before the strike deadline, BART management and the BART unions are $112 million apart. There are 2,375 union members...

Original post made by Joe on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 30, 2013 at 10:57 am | 9 comments | 1132 Views

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CA Senate Bill 423, if passed, will prevent the BART strike

There is a provision in the contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) that prevents workers from striking in the...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Daveg, on Oct 17, 2013 at 8:56 am | 36 comments | 5638 Views

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77% of Bay Area residents don't support a BART strike

This is up from the mid-60s when the cooling off period began. You can view the poll at any of the Bay Area newspaper, TV,...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Spacini@yahoo.com, on Oct 6, 2013 at 8:07 pm | 18 comments | 1414 Views

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Some interesting observations on Obamacare

There are some winners and some losers from a cost point of view as health care insurance rates are becoming solidified....

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 6, 2013 at 8:39 pm | 6 comments | 4670 Views

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BART operators work 4.5 hours and get paid for 8

From Zakhary Mallett, BART director. BART directors are an elected position. The overwhelming sentiment is that the unions...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm | 19 comments | 3478 Views

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Transit unions have donated $3M to CA State Assembly Democrats

The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU, of which the BART train operators are members) and the Service Employees Service Union...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 21, 2013 at 1:40 pm | 21 comments | 4751 Views

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The Union and Politicians- Try Google Street View on Detroit

All of us know that there is a strong relationship between unions and elected politicians. Politicians support legislation...

Original post made by Joe on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by left is right, on Nov 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm | 16 comments | 3039 Views
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