Janus Repercussions

July 24, 2018

In response to Janus, the unions are pushing back on government employees. Thus far, this attack is in two ways. First, for many in California, those once in the union are still presumed to be union members. The idea stated in Janus that members must affirmatively join the union is being ignored.  Instead, unions are […]

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Democrat Future Bleak after Janus

July 11, 2018

The Supreme Court ruling that struck down unions from requiring non-members to pay dues as a condition of employment is bigger than most people realize. Folks, the Court threw a thermonuclear grenade into the status quo political arrangement. I’m going to tie three different threads together as we discuss this issue. As the adage goes, […]

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SEIU Releases Settlement Framework

December 5, 2016

…and now for the rest of the story No pay increase for 2016-17 No withholding of extra money for retiree medical on January 1, 2017 Where is the State offered 12 percent and the Union wanted 22? 9.2 percent net increase over 4 years and $2,500 signing bonus! This type of pay increase is more […]

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SEIU Strike: Who Blinked?

December 3, 2016

What We Know So Far The Service Employees Union International Local 1000 found themselves all dressed up this week and loaded for bear, just itching for a confrontation with the Brown Administration on Monday (12/05) when all of the sudden the Governor pulled the trigger on a preemptive legal maneuver and filed an action against […]

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State Response to SEIU Strike

November 30, 2016

Below is the text of a memo sent to State employees. The memo is dated November 30, 2016 NOTICE OF STRIKE BY SEIU BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES We want to remind employees of their rights and obligations regarding picketing and job actions.  You are permitted to participate in informational picketing if you are doing so on […]

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SEUI Looking for a Fight

November 30, 2016

Public employee strikes are illegal. However, the SEIU is looking for cannon fodder to take the State to court. SEIU’s only hope is to turn public opinion to their cause and they are hoping that someone will hold state employees accountable for missing work as a result of the December 5th walkout. When they do, […]

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SEIU: Strike One

November 23, 2016

Just in time for Black Friday the SEIU Christmas special: Home for the Holidays —one day only special. On Monday, December 5th, we will hold a one-day strike in protest of the state’s unlawful conduct and egregious unfair labor practices during contract bargaining. SEIU Announcement Told Ya. More details when they become available. Please follow […]

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Purple Haze

November 16, 2016

I don’t know if there’s too much fluoride in the waters of Sacramento or whether there’s too much smoke from Humboldt County blowing into in the Sacramento Valley but the Purple People at SEIU are charging full ahead at the wage windmill. They have swallowed a bucket load of the economic crap cooked-up by Democrats […]

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SEIU Voting Update

November 7, 2016

I took some time out of my day today to go visit an SEIU polling place here in Elk Grove. I was mostly curious how they conducted the voting; especially, if they required a photo I.D. I found three people sitting at a table in front of the AT&T store between Starbucks and GameStop Burger […]

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Just in Time for Halloween: SEIU Strike Vote

October 26, 2016

The dystopian worldview of the Service Employee’s International Union has finally caused them to ratchet-up their rhetoric and call for a strike authorization vote. Yes exactly one week after they supposedly returned to the bargaining table with the State, they pulled the trigger on the vote. I have a few unanswered questions: • What changed […]

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