Category Archives: Public Employee Unions

How about naming rights for the state capitol building?

By Joel Fox | For $12 million a year, the Los Angeles Dodgers are willing to offer naming rights to the field within Dodger Stadium on which the ball club plays. If that helps the Dodgers meet its budget obligations, perhaps … Continue reading

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Public employee union bill (AB 1250) will drive up California counties’ costs of providing services

EDITOR’S NOTE: Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva voted for this bill on June 1. By Steven Greenhut| Municipal governments exist to provide essential services, such as law enforcement, firefighting, parks and recreation, street repairs and programs for the poor and homeless. But … Continue reading

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CDA CMA CNA CHA CTA SEIU CCPOA

Gibberish to you, but not to candidates for governor. By David Crane | Ask the average Californian what those acronyms stand for and you’ll draw a blank stare. Ask a candidate for governor and they’ll snap to attention. Those acronyms … Continue reading

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New data tells old story of public employee greed

By Steven Greenhut, The American Spectator | Yet another prominent study highlights the depth of California’s and the nation’s pension crisis. The Pew Charitable Trusts recently released a report on the “state pension funding gap” — i.e., the $1.1 trillion-dollar … Continue reading

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A Happy New Year for state workers

By Jon Coupal | In a recent column, I commented on how joyous the holiday season would be for members of the state legislature and our constitutional officers who are seeing a four percent increase in their pay. California lawmakers … Continue reading

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The latest estimate of California’s total public pension debt

Pension Tracker, a website founded by Professor Joe Nation at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), is now publishing monthly estimates of California’s total public pension debt (aka its unfunded liability). Below are SIEPR’s estimates released this morning for … Continue reading

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Teachers’ unions spent over $27 million on state races

By Marc Joffe | In a recent op-ed, California Federation of Teachers (CFT) President Joshua Pechthalt calls out special interests for pouring money into California elections in support of charter schools. He writes: The charter association spent better than $24 … Continue reading

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California is still the Golden State for teacher unions

By Mike Antonucci, The 74 | While teachers-union affiliates across the country ponder what went wrong on Election Day, the California Teachers Association and California Federation of Teachers are celebrating another successful year at the polls. The unions helped deliver … Continue reading

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