Los Angeles city workers authorize strike

By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles garbage truck drivers, traffic officers, tree trimmers, engineers and typists are among 10,000 city workers who gave authorization Friday night to walk off the job to protest a proposed contract that offers no raises and requires them to chip in for healthcare premiums.

Taxpayers Fund Washington Union Official

Concerned Educators Against Forced Unionism

Taxpayers are subsidizing a Yakima, Washington teacher union official’s salary for time spent on union official business, in direct violation of Washington state law, and the school board seems to have no interest in investigating the legitimacy of the scheme. Trey Kovaks has the story at workplacechoice.org.