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  • Mesa Water OKs labor pact

    Board members for the Mesa Water District approved a new labor agreement this week that will have the district's union membership contributing to its pensions. The contract for the 32-member employee association stipulates that by December 2017, the...
  • Mailbag: Turn off field lights by 8 p.m.

    I read with interest "Neighbors complain about field use," (Feb. 14). Residents of the Monticello and Newport Landing homes in Costa Mesa complain about the noise and lights from the Vanguard University sports complex continuing daily until 10 p.m. I...
  • Union objects to COO over elections

    Leaders of Orange County's largest labor union are calling for the reassignment of the county's chief operating officer, who they say can't objectively oversee a department recently moved under his purview. Chief Operating Officer Mark Denny, who...
  • Mailbag: Politicians mischaracterize the police association's role

    Over the past four years, we have heard the terms "public employee unions" and "union bosses" ad nauseam. Our local politicians and their most fervent supporters have deftly used these terms to suggest that Costa Mesa Police Department employees are cogs...
  • Union disputes district claims

    The Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers has issued a letter denying the school district's claims that the union was responsible for the elimination of a science enrichment program at Kaiser Elementary School in Costa Mesa. Kimberly Claytor, federation...
  • County files complaint against union official

    County officials have filed an assault complaint with police and are attempting to bar a union leader from future contract negotiations following an alleged altercation during a meeting at the Orange County Employees Assn.'s Santa Ana headquarters last...
  • Employee union chooses new president

    An associate city engineer will lead Costa Mesa's municipal employee union. Patrick Bauer was recently named president of the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. He has served on its board of directors for seven of the eight years he has worked for the city....
  • Commentary: Costa Mesa needs 'a return to normal'

    Inhumane. Draconian. Extreme. Those are some of the wild adjectives that the Costa Mesa employees' union recently used to describe the City Council's initial contract offer. Few of Costa Mesa's hard-working and recession-hardened residents would use the...
  • Are employee associations unions?

    Against a backdrop of skirmishes between Costa Mesa's organized labor and its conservative council majority is a kind of war on words. On one side is Mayor Jim Righeimer and his supporters, who in an effort to save the city money say they're fighting...
  • Workers present counterproposal

    Costa Mesa's municipal employee union presented a contract counteroffer Thursday that includes changes in pay, a reduction in sick time accrual and an increase in the employees' pension contributions. The proposed two-year Costa Mesa City Employees...
  • Police association says it won't sue city

    The Costa Mesa Police Officers Assn. doesn't plan to sue the city after officials denied its claim asserting that the municipality is responsible for the union's legal fees. The association had sought indemnification from the legal costs of defending...
  • Teachers' contract approved

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees unanimously approved a one-year contract with teachers during Tuesday's board meeting, ending months of contentious negotiations. Before the board's approval, 94% of the Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers...