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  • Republican union busting: Helping taxpayers or dirty politics?

     
    You only have to read my e-mail for a week to understand how much the public employee unions hate me. I've argued that benefits for public safety unions have to be cut back, that the defined benefits pension program has to be phased out and that tenure...
  • Florida Chamber airs radio spot attacking ‘Wisconsin-style’ union protests

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Chamber of Commerce – itself a powerful and well-monied interest group in state politics – is airing a radio spot going after “government unions” that are ”grappling for money and power”...
  • In L.A. school board races, outside spending surpasses $2 million [Updated]

     
     Outside political action committees continue to dominate the contests over four seats on the Los Angeles Board of Education, spending more than $2 million combined, according to city records. [Updated at 2:45 p.m.: The candidate attracting the...
  • Writers Guild of America and studios to begin contract talks

     
    Hollywood's film and TV writers will begin negotiations with the major studios on a new film and TV contract this week. The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced in a joint statement......
  • NFL, players union are still far apart

     
    Decision time is fast approaching. With the collective bargaining agreement expiring the first minute after midnight Friday morning, the NFL and the players union have yet to reach an agreement on a new deal and, by every indication, are still......
  • Zev Yaroslavsky praises Bernard Parks as a "lone wolf" trying to keep L.A. solvent

     
    As public employee unions neared the $1 million mark in their effort to defeat City Councilman Bernard Parks, Los Angeles County Supervisors Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky and former supervisor Yvonne Burke urged 8th District voters to discount the...
  • Michael Moore shows up in Wisconsin

     
    Since he got his start in movies lamenting the decline of union influence and the widening divide between CEOs and employees over 20 years ago, it was only a matter of time before Michael Moore showed up in Wisconsin to help rally unionized state...
  • Teachers unions plan rallies to “stop the attack on teachers”

     
    UPDATE: In case you missed it, here is colleague Dave Weber's story on yesterday's event  in Seminole. It was attended by some 60 teachers. Local teachers unions from around Florida are holding rallies this week and next to protest what they view as...
  • Fl chamber attacks “Wisconsin-style” protests, and teachers union criticizes “false” allegations

     
    Yesterday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce started running radio ads that criticized “government unions” for making power grabs by protesting outside three Central Florida lawmakers' offices. Apparently, the ad referred to, among others,...
  • '30 Rock' dream of Bill Clinton appearing in its 100th episode dashed

     
    Bill Clinton's camp turned down an invitation to appear on the 100th episode of "30 Rock." Apparently, the decision was made for the former president without his input....
  • Workers protest Thrasher union bill

     
    Union members from across the state traveled to Tallahassee Monday to protest a bill that would strip politically powerful unions of their strength by barring payroll deduction for union dues and prohibiting those dollars from being used for political...
  • HBO's 'Veep' gets off to promising start in Baltimore

     
    “Veep,” the big-name, much-buzzed-about HBO pilot starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, wrapped filming Saturday after six days in and around Baltimore. The producers, who include Louis-Dreyfus, cultural critic Frank Rich and writer-director Armando...