County filing claim against SEIU

By David Castellon, visaliatimesdelta.com

The Tulare County Board of Supervisor has authorized the county to file an unfair labor practices claim against the union representing more then half of the county’s full-time employees.

Two major unions are fighting transparency

By Daniel G. Newman, Contra Costa Times

Unions have been vocal about the negative effects of Citizens United on democracy, correctly pointing out how the unlimited secret spending that it unleashed on campaigns has drowned out the voices of working families.

Helping children, or helping themselves?

By Glenn Cook, Las Vegas Review-Journal
The SEIU says Southern Nevada’s most vulnerable children are in danger because Clark County doesn’t have enough social workers. This month, Department of Family Services workers represented by the union’s Local 1107 presented the County Commission with a petition demanding reduced caseloads to ensure children are safe.