Assemblyman Isaac Bryan’s Assault on Working Families

By Edward Ring
Bryan is also sponsoring a bill to gut California’s 112-year-old initiative and referendum process so voters no longer have veto power over California’s Democrat-controlled legislature. It isn’t hard to figure out who controls everything Assemblyman Isaac Bryan does in the California State Legislature. In the November 2022 election, every single one of the first 29 of...

TAGS: California government unions, California Labor Federation, California Legislature, California public sector unions, California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez

Bill to unionize Capitol staffers is ridiculous, but cynics might find a bright side

By Steven Greenhut
Sacramento If you believe that mandatory unionization is a solution to almost every state problem rather than the prime cause of California governmental dysfunction, then you’ll love an idea that one of the Legislature’s most union-friendly lawmakers is touting. “I will be introducing a bill this year to allow our legislative staff to unionize,” wrote...

TAGS: California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez

After 33 Years, San Diego Submits to State Prevailing Wage Law

By Kevin Dayton
This afternoon (Tuesday, July 30, 2013), the San Diego City Council voted 5-4 to cease taking advantage of its constitutional right to establish its own policies concerning government-mandated wage rates for construction contracts. It adopted a proposal from Mayor Bob Filner to submit to state law and require its construction contractors to pay “prevailing wage”...

TAGS: California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, City of San Diego, Lorena Gonzalez, State Building and Construction Trades Council v. City of Vista

Finally Got It! Secret Union Deal for San Diego Convention Center

By Kevin Dayton
Through relentless and tedious persistence and a willingness to disturb “the Establishment” of the country’s eighth most populous city, the Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction (based in California) has finally succeeded in obtaining and exposing a document revealing how the office of former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders (a Republican) arranged a secret and...

TAGS: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, City of San Diego, City of San Diego Proposition A (June 2012), Clark Construction, Coalition for Fair Employment in Construction (CFEC), Greenmail, Lorena Gonzalez, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, San Diego Convention Center Expansion, San Diego County Central Labor Council, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders