Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

News Roundup: California, Oregon, and Washington

Schwarzenegger continues to wrestle with California’s SEIU. The current issues include paid holidays, furloughs, and labor rules.  Check out this labor rule that should definitely go:

Schwarzenegger also wants union concessions on how the state counts overtime to cut into the $750 million spent on it from the general fund each year. The state currently counts any paid leave time as though the time were spent at work.

For example, a state worker on a 40-hour-per-week schedule who vacations Monday through Friday and then agrees to work Saturday gets overtime pay for the weekend shift.

Corporate CEOs aren’t the only ones with private jets.  The machinists union has used dues for private jet travel as well.

In Washington state, “A judge has ruled that Gov. Chris Gregoire has the power to back out of labor contracts negotiated with state employee unions.”

Oregon’s SEIU agrees to concessions.

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