San Diego Community College Students Lose Job Opportunities; Southwestern College governing board vote bars non-union students

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal Press Releases / Media Advisories 13 Comments

CONTACT: Scott Crosby, CEO, ABC San Diego / 619-518-3450 (Poway, California) – Hundreds of San Diego Community College students will be prohibited from working on Southwestern College (SWC) Prop R funded construction projects under a proposed Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) to be voted on Wednesday by the SWC Governing Board. The students will be barred from applying for these construction …

Should Arlie Ricasa Return to Work?

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Yesterday, the U-T broke the news about Arlie Ricasa receiving clearance to return to her 6-figure salaried position at Southwestern College. Ricasa, a boardmember of the Sweetwater Union High School District, has plead not guilty to eight felony corruption charges. Do you think Ricasa should return to work? Vote in the U-T’s online poll and let your comments be heard!

Reader: ‘The Watchdog is the best thing about the Union-Tribune’

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[captionpix imgsrc=”” captiontext=”Ricky Young, U-T’s Watchdog Editor”] Politics & Media Mashup: your weekend news aggregator leads off with a Q & A with Ricky Young, the editor of U-T San Diego’s Watchdog Team. Also included: Gobs of links to some of the week’s best stories about local, state and national politics as well as social and traditional media. “Journalism that upholds the …

Breaking: Labor Corruption…SD Labor Council Seeks to Oust Taxpayer Advocate from Oversight Committee

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy 5 Comments

Turns out it is not just occasional sewage flowing from the Tijuana River that sullies San Diego’s South Bay. San Diego/Imperial County Labor Council’s “Middle Class Taxpayer’s Association” does a fine job of soiling the South Bay as well. Proposition R passed in fall 2008, thus allowing the Southwestern Community College to issue $389 million in bonds to construct and …