Thursday, May 2, 2013

California teachers sue unions to stop dues (KPCC)
     Ten California teachers — several of them from Orange County — are suing in federal court to stop mandatory union dues. The lawsuit seeks to expand last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision involving union activity in a California special election.
 
California law allows public employees to decide whether to have union representation for collective bargaining, which requires members to pay dues. The dues are used to finance union activities, which sometimes includes political lobbying....

Academic Senate of LBCC Calls for Vote of No Confidence Against Shady Administration (OC Weekly; Navel Gazing)
     …In a poll conducted for the report 85 percent of professors directly impacted by the cuts said they had problems with the cuts, with at least 75 percent saying the problems were moderately or extremely serious. The Academic Senate also asked the faculty about whether they had experienced intimidation by the administration: 40 percent of full time faculty and 75 percent of those affected by the discontinuance said yes….



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