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Interesting Conversations with Non-Union Employees

Probably like many of you, I have been involved in a lot of conversations about the pros and cons of union membership following the United States Supreme Court’s decision on Janus V. AFSCME. Interesting are the conversations I have heard among non-union employees. Conversation #1: I call it the “gone fishing” conversation.  You know the […]

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CSLEA: First Responder-Officers Must Have Firearms

SACRAMENTO-  In its unwavering commitment to public safety, and the public safety officers it represents, the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) is pushing to plug a dangerous gap in emergency response at some California’s state facilities. “We currently have public safety officers at the Yountville Veterans Home who are unarmed, as well as police […]

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The Poor Taste at a Tennessee Outback Steakhouse

I am pleased to see that the parent company of Outback Steakhouse has apologized for the offensive actions of employees at a Cleveland, Tennessee Outback restaurant. If you didn’t catch this one, a Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency officer was dining at the restaurant with his wife. He was in uniform, which as a sworn peace […]

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What Happens When Unions Diminish or Disappear?

By CSLEA President Alan Barcelona There will be a lot of conversations throughout the end of the year and into 2018 as the country awaits the United States Supreme Court hearing and decision on Janus vs. AFSCME, a case that could make paying dues to unions voluntary for public employees. As president of a public-sector […]

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Political Ad Beyond Poor Taste, Incites Racism

I have to think the residents of Virginia are exasperated by their state’s gubernatorial race and thankful, no matter who won the seat, that the election is over.  The race between Democratic Candidate Ralph Northam and Republican Candidate Ed Gillespie mirrored the run between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for United States President, and then… […]

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May We All Have Safe Days Ahead

This week has been an especially stressful, taxing and emotional time for California residents with at least 21 major wildfires sweeping across more than 191,000 acres destroying at least 3,500 homes and businesses in our state and also claiming lives. Our thoughts are with all those impacted by these destructive and deadly fires. We know […]

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