LA Cannot Afford Budget Busting Labor Agreements

By Jack Humphreville, citywatchla.com

Los Angeles’ cupboard is bare as it is projecting a three year cumulative deficit of $425 million. But that is not stopping the campaign funding leadership of the Coalition of LA City Unions from using its political and financial clout to strong arm the City Council into approving a budget busting, multiyear labor agreement that will further aggravate our cash strapped City’s financial woes.

Collective bargaining reform

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Speaking of reforms, contract negotiations between Clark County and the SEIU continue to make the case for major changes in the state’s collective bargaining laws.

NLRB nomination process should not be rushed

By Tim Lee, The Hill

If the recent midterm elections were a statement on Barack Obama’s presidency, the American people certainly made it clearly. Now, with Republicans set to rule both chambers of Congress, all eyes are on Obama, who has officially been dubbed a lame-duck president.

Talks pit union vs. union

By Jon Ortiz, The Sacramento Bee

Heard this before? An employer insists that its unionized employees swallow retirement and benefit rollbacks, including deep retiree health care cuts.

Unions give $2.3 million to campaigns since Labor Day

By Hannah Hoffman, Statesman Journal

Oregon’s three largest public sector unions have spent more than $2.3 million during the final two months of the election season, pouring money primarily into two ballot measure campaigns and several tight races for seats in the Oregon Legislature.