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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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My Reaction to a Sacramento Bee Article

Did you read the October 4, 2017 article in the Sacramento Bee “Pension costs ‘crowding out’ spending on parks, schools and social services, report says”? I suppose any agency or organization can assume this train of thought to transfer blame to the working class,  “It’s not our fault we can’t hire more people to do […]

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CSLEA Salutes Governor’s Medal of Valor Recipient, CSLEA President honored to be a member of the Medal of Valor Review Board

SACRAMENTO – An Oceanside Fire Department lifeguard was the sole recipient of this year’s Governor’s Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Awards. Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra presented the Medal of Valor award to Lifeguard David Wilson at the State Capitol on Monday, September 25, 2017. “This year the review board considered […]

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Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in the Line of Duty – CSLEA Stands with the SCSD & SACDSA

This morning the sun rose just as it did yesterday.   But today law enforcement officers with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and the California Highway Patrol, viewed it differently…serenely, sadly, and with deep sympathy. Yesterday their brother, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert French, did just as they did this morning.   He put on his uniform, […]

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