Posts Tagged ‘california public employee unions’


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Contract on Private Contracts


Wednesday July 12th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:26am PDT   •   0 Comments

California Assembly Bill 1250, authored by Los Angeles Democrat Reginald Jones-Sawyer, would restrict counties from contracting out for key services. The bill is sponsored by two of the most powerful government employee unions, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). As the San Jose…
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California Capitol Still Not Taxpayers’ House


Friday October 14th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:37pm PDT   •   0 Comments

As we noted back in 2013, when 8,000 government employees rallied at California’s capitol, Service Employees International Union boss Yvonne Walker proclaimed “We’re letting them know this is our house!” The SEIU and other massive government unions were clamoring for a pay hike at the time. In 2015 we noted two costly bills that…
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Sweet Deals for Government Unions Boost Costs for Taxpayers


Friday June 24th, 2016   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:10am PDT   •   0 Comments

Back in 2013, some 8,000 members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) rallied at the California state capitol in Sacramento chanting, “We’re letting them know this is our house!” In 2012, the government employee unions had helped elect big-government, tax-hiking politicians such as Jerry Brown, and they were now clamoring for more money…
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The Truth on Unfunded Pension Liability


Wednesday October 21st, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:07am PDT   •   0 Comments

In 1999, Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee notes in a recent column, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, “abetted one of the most irresponsible political acts in state history – a massive increase in public pension benefits.” CalPERS did this by telling legislators, “the benefit increase state worker unions were seeking could be…
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More Taxpayer Money for Nothing


Friday October 16th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:01am PDT   •   0 Comments

As we recently noted, the California Department of Transportation employs 3,500 full-time engineers who do little more than sit at their desks. The state’s Legislative Analyst wants to cut these positions, but Caltrans executives cried foul. So did union boss Bruce Blanning, executive director of Professional Engineers in California Government. Blanning told reporters the…
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California Capitol Not Taxpayers’ House


Friday September 18th, 2015   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:27am PDT   •   2 Comments

As we noted in 2013, California’s government employee unions are so confident of their power that they demonstrate in front of the capitol chanting “This is our house!” They were right then and are still right now, as a Sacramento Bee editorial explains. Senate Bill 376 by Ricardo Lara is “a sop to the…
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