July 10, 2019
Contract talks resumed today between Southern California’s big grocers and the union representing store workers in an effort to avert a possible strike.
“I think we need to move forward with this. I’m done waiting. I’ve watched this Council for the past eight years do nothing and we are now on this Council and we’ll do something,” Councilman Ahmad Zahra said.
The district has some 48,000 students, making it the ninth biggest in California. About 41% of the students in Santa Ana Unified are English learners, more than twice the state average, yet the graduation rate (92%) and the attendance rate (97%) are also well above state averages, according to Ed-Data.
The city received the initial recall paperwork against the council members, known as the Notice of Intention, on Monday, July 1, and the paperwork was qualified by the Orange County Registrar of Voters the same day, according to City Clerk Christine Cordon.
This decision is yet another attempt by the NLRB to weaken labor laws in favor of big business. All that this will lead to is an increase in costly certification elections as employers challenge a union’s majority status.
Electrical lineworkers build and maintain the framework for bringing power to hundreds of millions of customers across North America,” said Utility Department Director Donnie Colston. “Their skill and their sacrifice get overlooked too often.”
People who buy their own health insurance in California next year will see their rates increase by less than 1%, the lowest jump in five years that state officials attribute to a new law that taxes most people who refuse to buy coverage.
Publication Date: July 10, 2019