Turner Construction, in collaboration with the City of Anaheim and the LA and OC Building Trades Council is hosting a Building Construction Job Information Fair on Friday, Sep. 18, 2015, from 9 am to 11 am at the Anaheim Convention Center’s Hall E. Continue reading
Jose Solorio for the 34th State Senate District
OC REPUBLICAN SENATE CANDIDATE JANET NGUYEN QUIETLY SEEKING & ACCEPTING UNION MONEY
Santa Ana, CA — Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen has been quietly seeking union endorsements and money on the campaign trail. Below is one example.
Behind in fundraising and trying to get support from wherever possible, Nguyen has violated the so-called “Baugh Manifesto” by accepting public union PAC money. Continue reading
From the OC Politics Blog
Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s campaign consultant, Dave Gilliard, has launched a blistering attack on the Voice of OC, an independent non-profit, non-partisan online media outlet, and the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA).
Gilliard’s attack is quite ironic given that Nguyen and her allies were caught red-handed this week, taking money from the Orange County Employees Association by The Orange County Register.
Could Gilliard’s attack be an attempt to change the issue from the fact that Nguyen and company took OCEA money, despite a county Republican Party ban on endorsing office seekers who accept political contributions from labor groups? Continue reading
Join the Orange County Labor Federation on May 1st, International Workers’ Day, for a march and rally in Anaheim. Stand UNITED with your union brothers and sisters as we continue to fight for equality, fairness, respect and dignity for all workers and a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans.
The march begins at 11 AM at the steps of Anaheim City Hall and ends with a rally at La Palma Park at 12:30 PM. Join your union brothers and sisters, labor leaders, community and faith groups this May Day. Hot Dogs will be provided at La Palma Park by the Orange County Employees Association. For more information, call (714) 385-1534 or click here. Continue reading
The OC Weekly
By GABRIEL SAN ROMAN Thursday, Mar 7 2013
Long before enlisting herself in Orange County’s labor wars, back when she was a high-school student at Mater Dei in Santa Ana, Denise Velasco got her first taste of political discourse. The polarizing winds of California’s anti-immigrant Proposition 187 were still gusting after its passage at the state ballot box in 1994, and Velasco was sitting in Spanish class when her instructor raised the issue. A white girl with impeccable Spanish spoke up. “Bueno, yo pienso que los ilegales no tienen derecho,” she said, “porque nuestros papás pagan impuestos.”
Translation: Illegals have no right to be here because our parents pay taxes. Continue reading