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  • Mailbag: Numbers in contract story don't add up

    Re. "City proposes 5% pay cut (Aug. 7) Bradley Zint reports that the current negotiation is with the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn.,...
  • City proposes deep benefit cuts

    After a year of full-time employment with the city of Costa Mesa, a worker represented by the current contract for general employees receives 92 hours of paid vacation. But the city recently proposed a two-year labor contract that would slash that...
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa needs 'a return to normal'

    Inhumane. Draconian. Extreme. Those are some of the wild adjectives that the Costa Mesa employees' union recently used to describe the City Council's initial contract offer. Few of Costa Mesa's hard-working and recession-hardened residents would use the...
  • City may seek restraining order barring Filner from City Hall

    City may seek restraining order barring Filner from City Hall
    SAN DIEGO - The city attorney's office may seek a restraining order to bar Mayor Bob Filner from City Hall because his presence allegedly creates a hostile working environment for women. "It is a possibility as a last resort," Michael Giorgino,...
  • Ron Kaye: Glendale's decision, L.A's problem

    Ron Kaye: Glendale's decision, L.A's problem
    This is a tale of two cities — yours and mine, each with its own water and power utility companies. In your city, base rates for electricity did not go up for six years until the City Council narrowly approved a plan last week to raise rates by...
  • Live: Filner resigns, says he's victim of witch hunt

    Live: Filner resigns, says he's victim of witch hunt
    Bob Filner will step down effective Aug. 30 as mayor of San Diego after the City Council Friday approved an agreement involving a sexual harassment case brought against Filner and the city by his former director of communications. In a 7-0 vote, the...
  • Obama proposes 1% pay raise for federal employees

    Obama proposes 1% pay raise for federal employees
    President Barack Obama on Friday proposed a 1 percent raise for civilian federal employees, a move that would end the pay freeze that has been in place for three years as policymakers sought to reduce budget deficits. In a letter to congressional...
  • Are employee associations unions?

    Against a backdrop of skirmishes between Costa Mesa's organized labor and its conservative council majority is a kind of war on words. On one side is Mayor Jim Righeimer and his supporters, who in an effort to save the city money say they're fighting...
  • Transit worker unions prevail -- for now -- over pension reform

    Transit worker unions prevail -- for now -- over pension reform
    Transit unions won the first round in their battle with Sacramento over Gov. Jerry Brown's pension reforms. But under a deal negotiated between Brown and the U.S. Department of Labor, which sided with the unions, their victory may be only a temporary one....
  • Mailbag: Benefits of theater program incalculable

    Regarding your Sept. 12 story "Sports Stadiums or a Theater?": Many people love a good high school football game. There is no question that kids benefit from athletics. But high school drama programs are just as important. Our son met his wife in the...
  • Glendale council and union strike a deal

    The City Council struck a deal with Glendale’s largest union this week to reverse a 1.5% pay cut council members imposed on the Glendale City Employees Assn. in 2010. Although the pay cut for the 750-member union will be lifted, rank-and-file...