Posts tagged Orange County

    Orange County’s Police Unions Are Increasingly Electing, Unseating Their Own Bosses

    August 30, 2023 // But in both Anaheim and Santa Ana, the police unions account for some of the largest political spending on citywide elections. And in both cities, the result has been massive raises for police officers, despite concerns from some residents that such raises were fiscally irresponsible – forcing Anaheim residents to dip into their general fund reserves in 2020. At the county, big Sheriff Deputy raises created conditions where critical investments in public health couldn’t be made, an impact largely unnoticed by the public. Until the pandemic arrived.

    Trader Joe’s staff walkout at Hadley store, local unions join in protest

    July 3, 2023 // The union representing up to 15,000 workers employed at 65 major hotels in Los Angeles and Orange counties said that their members are on strike. The union promised whatever action they take would include a peaceful sit-in at Los Angeles International Airport. Contract agreements are unresolved with the remaining hotels, which include the Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott LA Live, the Beverly Hilton, Fairmont Miramar, Anaheim Hilton, and Four Seasons Regent Beverly Wilshire.

    Opinion: Gov. Newsom and the state’s prison guard union

    June 19, 2023 // “Using statistical methods to control for differences in education, experience, and other demographic factors, California correctional officer wages are about 55 percent higher than national average correctional officer wages (including California in the average) and 57 percent higher than other states,” they found.

    Southern California hotel workers head for a strike authorization vote

    May 31, 2023 // Union officials say they are asking for the strike authorization vote on June 8 to jump-start sluggish negotiations and convince hotel operators to seriously consider pay increases for their workers. Petersen said the union has plans to ramp up pressure on a number of other tourism companies — other hotels as well as food operators at airports, stadiums and resorts whose contracts are also set to expire June 30. He said in total more than 20,000 Southern California tourism workers covered by roughly 100 contracts will be involved in actions this summer. The union represents non-management hotel employees, including front desk clerks, housekeepers and hotel restaurant workers. Marriott International and Hilton Hotels & Resorts are among the major employers in talks with Unite Here Local 11.

    Orange County bus strike enters Day 2, leaving riders stranded

    November 4, 2022 // The union called the walkout Wednesday -- setting up picket lines at the agency's Santa Ana and Garden Grove yards -- and Thursday was the first day that bus commuters were left to look for alternate means of getting to and from work, doctor visits and other appointments. OCTA had alerted commuters to check the agency's website for any updates -- but despite the warnings, people unaware of the disruption were still seen Thursday morning at various bus stops, waiting for buses that weren't coming.


    August 29, 2022 // “This is just the beginning of our media outreach campaign to public employees,” said Freedom Foundation CEO Aaron Withe. “Since expanding to all 50 states last summer, we’ve contacted millions of government employees, including teachers, via email, mail and door-to-door canvassing. Now, we’re taking our message to the airwaves. “ Withe said he anticipates huge numbers of government union members will contact the Freedom Foundation thanks to the commercials.

    Disneyland mandates vaccines for employees but not guests

    January 28, 2022 // Disneyland is moving forward with a vaccine mandate for its employees, which is a stance several workers unions support, but talks between the two sides reportedly broke down when the unions requested park guests also be vaccinated or show a negative test. Disneyland declined,