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California’s Government Unions Take Steps to Obliterate Janus Impact

Within days the U.S. Supreme Court is going to issue its ruling on the case Janus vs AFSCME. This case, if the ruling goes as expected, is going to overturn current law that requires public employees to pay union dues. Here in California, however, the real story is how laughable is the notion that this ruling […]

We can save California if leaders act boldly, urgently

In 2012, the City of Stockton went bankrupt. The man who had the sad duty of filing Stockton’s bankruptcy, City Manager Bob Deis, was certain about the roots of the disaster: the decision by city officials in 1996 to provide full healthcare benefits to its retired firefighters. According to Reuters: “At the time, the move […]

How Local Officials Can Prepare for the Janus Ruling

“A public employer shall provide all public employees an orientation and shall permit the exclusive representative, if applicable, to participate.” – Excerpt from California State Assembly Bill AB 52, December 2016 In plain English, AB 52 requires every local government agency in California to bring union representatives into contact with every new hire, to “allow […]