Labor Negotiations with former Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer


As mayor during the Great Recession, Jim Righeimer made national headlines (among others, see this and this) after going head-to-head with that city’s government union leaders. But he won, turning a $23 million deficit and neglected infrastructure into a $13 million surplus with $40 million invested in rejuvenating the city’s streets and parks. Jim discusses on this call his experience with dealing with government union leaders in very challenging times – times, you might observe, like these.