July 1, 2019

Orange County

OC Register: Possible grocery strike: Union to make announcement today

Raising the threat of the first Southland grocery strike in nearly 16 years, the workers on Wednesday overwhelmingly authorized their union’s plan to call for a work stoppage unless a contract agreement can be reached.


OC Register: Orange County launches new panel to get 2,700 housing units for homeless people

Members of a new governmental panel aimed at getting people out of Orange County’s streets and parks and from under freeway overpasses left their first meeting Thursday with a single goal — to find money for 2,700 housing units over the next six years.


Voice of OC: OC veterans cemetery gets $20 million in state funding but no location yet

“My hope is that we take a little break over this Fourth of July and maybe when I get back into the district for the summer recess, we can get some face to face meetings and come to some type of resolution (with Irvine),” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva


OC Register: More than 160 patients sue doctors and hospitals as $1 billion medical-fraud investigation continues

Operation Spinal Cap is a mammoth federal health-care fraud investigation that began in 2013 and is so enormous that it continues today. It targets a scheme that stretched over 15 years and generated nearly $1 billion in fraudulent claims to federal and state governments as well as to private insurers.



Labor 411: The Good Fight: Labor rallies entire city for hotel worker victory

With a nearly two-month long strike in the rear view mirror, 2,500 of San Francisco’s hotel workers, members of UNITE HERE! Local 2, have emerged with higher wages and better working conditions.


UCOMM: $5 Million Summer union opt out push

After a failed 2018 opt-out campaign, millions have been spent to convince union members to stop paying dues.



OC Register: California police agencies holding back misconduct records despite new transparency law

Some large agencies, such as the Orange County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County sheriffs’ departments, the California Highway Patrol have yet to turn over a single document. Others have released only paltry records.


Publication Date: July 1, 2019