We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
When Beverly Hills residents found out that many of their city’s 950 municipal and public safety employees were earning stunning salaries, 13 weeks of paid vacation, unlimited overtime and other tax-free retirement benefits, taxpayers were outraged and city officials rushed into closed-door sessions to figure out what to do….With a population of 34,000, Beverly Hills has one employee for every 34 residents, the highest ratio in California.
You did notice the healthy wheat crop, didn’t you?
Specialty Healthcare, in which the board is determining what constitutes an appropriate bargaining unit, is a full-frontal assault on long-established law.With this case, the board is not only trying to discern what is an appropriate bargaining unit within the healthcare setting, it is using the case to apply its interpretation economy-wide.It is expected the board will reach the conclusion that the traditional doctrine of “community of interest” will no longer apply and allow the establishment of “micro-unions.”
These micro-unions could be comprised of as few as two people and effectively cripple an employer’s ability to manage operations in an effective way.Imagine trying to run a manufacturing facility with separate unions representing custodial staff, assemblers, fitters, fabricators, maintenance and others?Each of those bargaining units would have the capacity to shut down production.This isn’t a very efficient model and employers are justifiably worried about having such a model foisted upon them by an un-elected board.
Was just listening to Fox News and heard a troubling, and revelatory, word usage Obama, Janet Stupitano, and Jay Carney all three used the expression "the Federal Family" in their daily appearances. I don't know about you all, but it induces memories of S. I. Hayakawa, and of the movie, "The Godfather" about the Mafia that has become a classic of thuggery unleashed. This is indeed 'Language in Action' with a vengeance. So when the "wise guy" enforcers appear at our doors, we can't say we weren't warned.
Federal Family indeed. At least in Texas, we are armed, and becoming more and more pissed by the minute.