Subject:

Pensions

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    UC Irvine Medical Center Workers Ready for Strike Vote

    Patient care workers at University of California hospitals, including UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, will be taking a strike vote Oct. 28-30, their union (and the UC's largest) Local 3299 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) announced. The vote follows t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    OC Firefighters' $234k in Total Compensation is a Long Way from Destitution: Union Watchdog

    As a cub reporter back in the Stone Age, the first time I covered teacher strike talks a union official decried the "paltry" salaries the school district paid new instructors--with nary a hint over how much more they earned than I did. This has been repeated throughout my career, often accompanied b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    UC Irvine Hospital Workers Staged a Strike and All They Got Out of It Was One Last Rip at UC

    Remember those patient care workers who picketed outside UC Irvine Medical Center over stalled contract negotiations in May as hospital administrators accused them of not seriously addressing needed state pension reform? Well, UC administrators notified Local 3299 of the American Federation of State ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    UCI Medical Center Patient Care Worker Strike Day Two: "We're Taking Care of the Patients We Need to Take Care Of:" Update

    See Update No. 2 on page 2 about employee absenteeism being up significantly but surgeries only being slightly down, with UCI Medical Center officials vowing, "We're taking care of the patients we need to take care of." Update No. 1 on the next page has UC official claiming the two-day strike of pat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    OC Weekly 2012 Election Guide: Costa Mesa!

    Unlike other city election guides that have graced the benevolent blog pages of Navel Gazing, this one will take on a different format. A brief mention of the proposed city charter, titled Measure V, will precede an outline of city council candidates. Current council members tried to bring the initi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    OC Legislators Seek Pension Reform, Attack Collective Bargaining in California

    ​With union-backed Democrats holding the governor's office and both houses of the California Legislature, it's unlikely collective bargaining for public employees will be torpedoed or pension-ending reform will be enacted.But, God bless 'em, three Orange County Republicans are going to try to acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Loretta Sanchez Seeks Faster IRS Review of Orange County Pension Plan Changes

    ​Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) is calling on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to expedite Internal Revenue Service review of Orange County's proposed changes to its employee pension program--not because she believes the IRS will expose flaws but because she's kinda sorta for it and kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Reg: Pension Bosses Spent Big Bucks For Secrecy

    ​Disturbing data continues to pour in about potential government pension abuses including today's OC Watchdog story revealing that the county's employee pension system spent more than $31,000 in hopes of keeping pension records secret from the public. That's according to investigative reporte ... More >>

  • News

    August 5, 2010

    Death and Taxes

    [Moxley Confidential] While the public wasn't listening to Steven Greenhut, the certainties of life changed

  • News

    May 27, 2010

    The Full Nelson

    Fourth District supervisor candidate Shawn Nelson says he, not GOP opponent Harry Sidhu, is a kindred spirit with tea partiers. Example: A big public-employees' union hates him

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Orange County Supes Authorize Appeal in Pension Case

    This just in from the County CEO office:                               Supervisors Appeal Decision in Pension Case   By a 4 to 1 vote, the O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2006

    Behind every great man...

    For some reason, I had forgotten that former OC congressman and current chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Christopher Cox is married, but married he is, and to a very industrious woman. Like many who belong to the bedrock traditional values strata of the Republican Party, which loud ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2005

    The Smart Guy

    Chris Cox in charge of Wall Street? Dumb

  • News

    June 2, 2005

    The Smart Guy

    Chris Cox in charge of Wall Street? Dumb

  • News

    July 1, 1999

    The Bullet-Proof HMO

    How the federal government helps shield health-maintenance organizations from negligence suits

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