Notwithstanding the fact that the government employee unions were the biggest financial backers of Jerry Brown’s gubernatorial race against Meg Whitman, he repeatedly assured us that he would govern independently. After all, he said, he is older and wiser, not interested in higher office and has nothing to prove. But the political version of the […]
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As part of his ongoing campaign to raise taxes, last week Jerry Brown made a pilgrimage to a major labor confab in Las Vegas. There he delivered a fiery speech to thousands of union delegates, touting his labor credentials and lashing out at Republicans and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, blaming the minority party and […]
There’s an old joke about the intimidation tactics of the Teamsters’ union. “How many Teamsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?” Answer: “Four — you gotta a problem with that?” As much as we would like to think that labor unions have abandoned their threatening and often illegal behavior to get what […]