Posts Tagged ‘Labor’
The campaign of Bernie Rhinerson, big labor-backed candidate for San Diego Community College District, has been placing 4′ x 8′ signs on school property throughout the district — as evidenced by the following photos. Rhinerson works as chief of staff for the embattled San Diego Unified School District, and has long been considered the chief architect of the district’s financial insolvency.
The daytime photos show Rhinerson’s signs at Foster Elementary School in Allied Gardens, and evening photos at the school crossing for Vista Grande Elementary in Tierrasanta.
While it is well known that Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio is hated by organized labor and certain elements of the downtown San Diego establishment, as of two weeks ago nobody in the downtown establishment had publicly come forward to attack DeMaio. That changed when one of the major downtown ring leaders, Fred Maas, was quoted in Voice of San Diego, proactively letting the world know how he was going to dish out the dirt on DeMaio (while oddly forecasting that he may not have any dirt).
If you haven’t read it yet, it really is a must read.
Politicos take note: Working America, a relatively new “community affiliate” of the AFL-CIO, appears to be gearing up for a big election push this fall.
The group, which says it has 3 million members nationwide, organizes and promotes protests against banks and industry executives it says are abusing their authority to the detriment of workers.
It’s is especially active in the key swing state of Ohio, according to the Columbus Dispatch, which interviewed organizer Dan Heck in the Buckeye State’s capital.
Chula Vistans will vote on the Fair and Open Competition Ordinance as part of the June 8, 2010 statewide primary election. For more on the ordinance, visit http://fairnessforchulavista.com/ The following was submitted to SD Rostra as a guest commentary…
by Hon. Larry Breitfelder
Fair and open competition is not a slogan or a political tactic. It is a core American value.
San Diego Rostra Guest Column by Jon Fleischman
If some local public employee unions were to place on the ballot a decrease in the county sales tax, first and foremost I would be stunned. But then I would sign on board and work (apparently in a bipartisan fashion) to reduce the size of government, and increase liberty and freedom for taxpaying San Diegans.
It is with that thought in mind that I question why there are some Republicans out there who seem to be concerned or upset that some unions have coughed up some cash to place a term limits measure on the ballot for San Diego County Supervisors. To this I say, “THANK YOU!”
To paraphrase Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s famous words from World War II:…. “Never have so few, donated So Much, for So Little.”
Public records kept by the San Diego Registrar of Voters disclose that “the Few” numbered just TWO total donors who gave “so much” ($250,000) to help finance a petition drive to limit terms of San Diego County Supervisors.
And surprise, both donors are Labor union entities! The group still had $85,660 cash-on-hand left in their latest disclosure report.
All 5 current San Diego county Supervisors are registered Republicans.