Today, a Sacramento County judge will decide how many patient care workers can participate in strikes against the University of California's five medical centers.Tomorrow, expect to see picketers outside UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange.
Thirteen thousand patient care technical workers from the University of California's $6.9 billion medical system, which includes UC Irvine and UCI Medical Center in Orange, will start taking strike votes April 30.After 10 months of negotiations and more than three months of post-impasse proceedings, ... More >>
Gavin Newsom--the onetime San Francisco mayor, current California lieutenant governor and possible future governor or U.S. senator--is scheduled to give the keynote speech tonight at the 18th Annual Truman Awards Dinner in Anaheim for the Democratic Party of Orange County.Newsom follows Barney ... More >>
The South Bay town of San Pedro is more than just Ports O'Call, messy
shrimp, and tasty garlic bread. The place where 'the ghetto meets the
sea' is also, more importantly, home to some of Southern California's
most radical labor history dating back to the early 20th century. Famed rebel crooner J ... More >>
Rising tuition, reduced class offerings and ethnic tensions fueled many of the great campus conflicts of 2010-2011 at UC Irvine, but a side issue involved the treatment of campus janitors.At least that one seems to have been resolved.
If your idea of weekend fun is a spliff and some Twinkies for the post-smoke munchies, get to the store right now and stock up. Hostess is in trouble, and a strike that could shut the company down for good is looming.
About 50 liberal Orange County activists protested a Republican event here tonight for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, but rallied at the wrong location.The error wasn't necessarily the activists' fault. The Walker event was scheduled for the private, Newport Beach offices of Orange County Republica ... More >>
Pay to playGov. Jerry Brown's trip to Orange County last month for a speech to Democrats nabbed $30,000 mostly from local organized labor unions, according to a report this week in the Sacramento Bee.Among those contributing were the Orange County Employees Association, which organized "a small, ... More >>
OC Labor Federation Official FlickrThe Register has reported yet another protest against the banking industry was held at the Chase branch located on Lincoln Ave. and Harbor Blvd. in Anaheim yesterday. The group of approximately 75 people, organized by the Orange County Labor Federation, rallied ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 19, 11:50 A.M.: After an lengthy session that extended well past the end of the union's declared cutoff time, negotiators have announced that they have reached a preliminary agreement with the grocery stores; it looks like the strike is off for now, pending a vote by the union members. ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 12, 1:48 P.M.: Our original post previewing what became a large protest by Orange County parents, teachers, administrators, education professionals and school-board members at Assemblyman Chris Norby's Fullerton office Monday. That post also mentioned a rally at 4 p.m. today by North ... More >>
Build it and they will come?Thanks in part to enthusiastic labor union support the Santa Ana City Council tonight unanimously approved five development agreement concessions to a wealthy Newport Beach real estate developer who is proposing to build Orange County's tallest building.The smiling, re ... More >>
UPDATE: As feared, unionized marine clerks working at the ports of Los
Angeles and Long Beach went on strike early today (updates throughout) . . . Unionized marine clerks working at the ports of Los
Angeles and Long Beach went on strike just minutes after their contract with a consortium of 14 ... More >>
Sanchez: Laughing all the way to the bank...Yesterday's announcement by Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-Won't Co-Sponsor DREAM Act) took about as much political courage as affixing a flag pin to her outfit. She is honoring a request by the American Federation of State, County
and Municipal Empl ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, I was at a backyard party in SanTana (no, not that type of party) when a gentleman sat down with me and talked for about 20 minutes. I had met him before but found out then that he was a representative for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (A ... More >>
The Disney magic is dead for these young activists.The Disney workers from UNITE HERE Local 11 union haven't taken a rest. They haven't eaten either so it's hard to tell exactly how eight of the original 10 fasters are still standing, let alone marching in picket lines. You read right; we lost an ... More >>
Before this evening's Santa Ana City Council meeting, union workers will stage a rally in front of City Hall to draw attention to layoffs they claim will lead to 9-1-1 emergency calls being answered by an electronic menu rather than a live dispatcher.
Jack, Morgan, Susan & Mike"Ahhhh . . . Wayne is a friend who is just doing his job as a passionate union leader. I know at the end of the day, we have the same goal--to make Orange County law enforcement better. Cases such as the Chamberlain jail beating murder, OCSD Deputy Gerald Stenger child ... More >>
*Update: Illegal deposition excerpts after the jump...Sister Katherine Gray, head of the one of the most socially active and downright grassroots religious orders in the world, really wants the media, her workers and everyone she knows to believe that she and the managers at the multi-million dollar ... More >>
If it wasn't for the cheeseburgers, I might have found this morning's resignation of White House Chief of Staff Andy Card touching. Certainly the reporters– and I use that word loosely– on the various cable news stations did, but then they were just following the White House's lead and i ... More >>