In a somewhat surprising move, Service Employees International Union treasurer, Anna “the Queen of Labor” Burger, has not been tapped to replace exiting SEIU leader Andrew Stern. John Fund reports on the new SEIU head: Read More
An article in The Hill Saturday quotes two Republicans members of the White House’s Fiscal Responsibility Commission who say they haven’t ruled out a tax hike to deal with the nation’s unsustainable – and growing – debt. Read More
With private sector unemployment still in double figures, tax payers may be forgiven for wondering why the ranks of unionized government workers seem to be growing like never before. Don't expect them to slow down any time soon either. Nick Gillespiece offers at least three reasons why in this superb Reason TV take: Read More
This really isn’t a big surprise, as Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis hinted it was coming. Read More
Union leaders representing city workers accused Mayor Gavin Newsom of using public employees as his “personal ATM” when it comes to balancing the budget.
Specifically, members of SEIU Local 1021 are upset that the Mayor has proposed to offer tax breaks to local businesses while asking city workers to swallow cuts. Read More
Eyebrows were raised recently when White House visitor logs revealed that Andy Stern was the most frequently appearing name on the list.
This week, its Jeri Thompson’s release of a Stern directive to Senate Democrats to make sure they vote right on a key confirmation. As Stern made clear during the 2008 campaign, he and other labor leaders expect a handsome return on their partisan investments. Read More
The Board of Supervisors held its version of a pasta party last week, throwing everything within its sights onto the wall to see what would stick.
Unfortunately, as often happens when ingredients are brought to a boil, things got a little out of hand, amateur cooks being what they are these days. Read More
Drawing down the burgeoning costs of The City’s expensive and draining pension system may be placed in the hands of voters.Supervisor Sean Elsbernd and Mayor Gavin Newsom are supporting a charter amendment, which will be introduced today for the June ballot, that would tackle The City’s taxing pension system. Read More
It’s certainly not intentional, but I clearly have a penchant for leaving destruction and chaos in my wake. I worked for the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle when they were solid newspapers, and look at them today. The Chronicle has already picked out the lining for its coffin — glossy paper! Read More
Amid a fiscal crisis, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted today to appropriate nearly $2 million in an effort to postpone planned layoffs of city public health and clerical workers for two months, until after the holidays. Read More