Category Archives: COIN

Fullerton’s counterfeit COIN

By Sean Paden | The Costa Mesa Civic Openness in Negotiations (COIN) ordinance is a landmark ordinance designed to move labor negotiations for municipal employees out of the shadows and into the open. It provides for transparency by providing for … Continue reading

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Councilmember Fitzgerald’s response to my earlier article on COIN was basically a non-response

By Barry Levinson | I think it is both fitting and appropriate that I am penning this article on the Fourth of July, Independence Day. Fullerton Councilmember Jennifer Fitzgerald’s June 30th article on the UnionWatch website titled “Fullerton Councilmember Responds: … Continue reading

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Supervisors pass county version of COIN ordinance unanimously amid heated debate

By Nick Gerda, Voice of OC | Orange County supervisors on Tuesday approved a new ordinance they say will increase public scrutiny of labor deals, amid fierce criticism from union leaders that the measure unfairly singles out employees and ignores … Continue reading

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Sham version of COIN passed by City Council

By Barry Levinson | Here is a postmortem on the final passage on June 17th of the Fullerton version of a “Civic Openness in Labor Negotiations” (COIN) ordinance: During the council meeting a few of citizen activists tried valiantly to … Continue reading

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Flip a COIN

By Sean Paden| In my last article, I discussed the importance of the Civic Openness in Negotiations Act (the “COIN Act”), an ordinance which would remove the secrecy involved in labor negotiations – secrecy that gives the City’s public employee … Continue reading

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Civic openness in public employee labor negotiations is not coming to Fullerton unless the people stand up to our city leaders

I REPORT, YOU DECIDE. By Barry Levinson | This is my first opportunity to compare an excellent law, the Costa Mesa Ordinance on Civic Openness in Negotiations (C.O.I.N.) vs. the Fullerton Draft C.O.I.N Ordinance, which can be passed into law … Continue reading

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