May 15, 2018

Janus Case

AFL-CIO: The Freedom to join

Today, the AFL-CIO has launched a new website,, that provides critical information about the Janus v. AFSCME case, counters misinformation, explains the value of union membership and draws attention to the wave of collective action in America.


Orange County

Voice of OC: U.S. Supreme Court rejects Westminster appeal of federal discrimination lawsuit

The city – which passed a one cent sales tax increase in 2016 as it faced a possible bankruptcy — will owe at least $7 million, not counting its own attorney fees, to the police officers for the judgment and their legal fees.


OC Register: Appeals court upholds more than $700k in damages to Rancho Santiago Community College District worker fired while on medical leave

Marisa Hernandez was scheduled to return to work around the anniversary of her hiring date, but the district fired her while she was on medical leave because her “performance had not been reviewed,” according to court records.


Voice of OC: OC Fairgrounds needs strong auditing after horse fiasco

As the County gears up for the annual fair in July, it’s perfect timing for this kind of a discussion, asking ourselves what kind of a fairgrounds experience we really want: A commercial operation, focused on crowds, traffic and revenue generation? Or do we want a fairgrounds operation guided more by offering year-round, low cost, recreational and cultural opportunities for our local community?


OC Register: OC Fair 2018: All of the acts performing in The Hangar during the OC Fair

Classic rock band Foghat will perform its hits like “Slow Ride” during its turn on July 22; Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez will play two sets inside The Hangar on Aug. 5.


OC Register: You need to earn almost $168,000 a year to afford typical O.C. house

You need to be making at least six figures to afford the typical existing house for sale in Los Angeles and Orange counties and more than $72,000 a year to afford the typical Inland Empire house, new Realtor affordability figures show.


Publication Date: May 15, 2018