California Union Bosses Would Rather ‘Good-Paying Jobs Not Be Created, Than Let a Company . . . Go Nonunionized’

National Right to Work Committee

Like many of the Golden State’s mid-sized and smaller communities, Palmdale, a city of roughly 150,000 residents located in northern Los Angeles County, is hurting economically. In September Palmdale’s unemployment rate was 9.7% — well above the statewide average of 7.3% and far above the national average of 5.9%.

Preparing for a pension bailout

Orange County Register

For Californians, one of the least-surprising election outcomes promises big news to come. As expected, termed-out state Controller John Chiang prevailed in his bid to become treasurer.

ILWU and PMA trade charges amid West Coast slow down

By Stas Margaronis, American Journal of Transportation

Craig Merilees, spokesman for the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) told AJOT that allegations by the PMA (Pacific Maritime Association) that the union is engaged in a work slow down at West Coast ports is, in fact, the result of “frustration by workers with the long-standing contract and congestion problems.”

Deal approved to audit DWP nonprofits’ records

By Emily Alpert Reyes and Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Time

After more than a year of bitter legal battles, Los Angeles city leaders have approved a deal with the powerful Department of Water and Power union that promises the first detailed, public look at how two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the utility spent tens of millions of ratepayer dollars.