Budget Council September 19, 2016 Report

Posted on Sep 25, 2016

Reported by Rich Baker • Notes from 9-12-2016 reviewed and accepted. • Discussed goals for budget council, and reviewed • The “3-year plan” of assumptions attempting to make a decision based on Data from the present and past to predict the future. We are still several hundred FTE short of 2014 and at this time do not have a clear idea of student needs. Apparently all local CC’s are experiencing low enrollment. College Council would...

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Unions, middle class are fading fast

Posted on Sep 25, 2016

Published in the September 23, 2016 Santa Maria Times. On Sept. 2, for the third consecutive year, unions of the Santa Maria Valley, working in conjunction with the Tri-Counties Central Labor Council, hosted the Santa Maria Valley Union Picnic and Celebration to commemorate labor and Labor Day. As in the past, the event was held in Pioneer Park and attendees were treated to free food — the traditional Labor Day fare of hamburgers and potato...

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5 myths about unions

Posted on Sep 11, 2016

By Moshe Marvit in the September 2, 2016 The Washington Post The first Labor Day celebration took place 134 years ago in New York City, at a time when organizing a union was not yet a protected right. In that era, labor unions were often viewed as criminal conspiracies, and a few years later, with the passage of the Sherman Antitrust Act, they were treated as anti-competitive trusts. It took years for labor to debunk these myths—indeed, some...

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Santa Maria Valley Union Labor Day Picnic

Posted on Sep 11, 2016

The Union Labor Day Picnic held on Friday, September 2 was a huge success. Our Board of Trustee candidates Dan Hilker and Jeff Hall both made fine speeches. In addition, speeches were given by Congresswoman Lois Capps; Santa Maria City Council candidate Hector Sanchez; Congress candidate Salud Carbajal; Santa Maria Joint Union High School board of trustees candidate Rose Ballestero; Assembly candidate Dawn Ortiz-Legg; 3rd District Supervisor...

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