Entries by Will Swaim

Pleasanton reviews options for confronting unfunded pension liabilities

From PleasantonWeekly.com: There are many reasons the city of Pleasanton — along with scores of other public employers throughout California, including the Pleasanton Unified School District — are staring down higher retiree costs. The four primary causes, according to Bartel, are CalPERS investment losses during and after the recession, enhanced retirement benefits given to employees, […]

Janus v. AFSCME oral arguments set for Feb. 26 

It’s time for the U.S. Supreme Court to restore government workers’ First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of association. No government worker should be forced to pay for union politics as a condition of employment.   Washington, D.C. (Dec. 20, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear oral arguments […]