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  • Costa Mesa OKs $24.7 million employee contract

    The Costa Mesa City Council signed off on an employment contract with the city's largest employee union Tuesday, ending more than a year of negotiations. Under the $24.7-million pact with the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn., new hires will come in under...
  • 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...
  • Study describes distrust within city, but finds hope

    A new city study indicates that while Costa Mesa's municipal workforce feels disheartened at work, there is still momentum for positive changes. The 10-page report by Chip Espinoza, a Trabuco Canyon-based management consultant, was posted Thursday on...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Commentary: Stop slamming the City Council

    Even before he was elected to the City Council, some Costa Mesa police officers were out to keep Jim Righeimer from being elected. He couldn't be counted on to vote to give away the store to the unions. Righeimer ran on a campaign of representing the...
  • Judge allows P.I. who tailed mayor to be deposed

    An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled this week that a private investigator accused of harassing Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer by falsely reporting him for drunk driving in 2012 can be deposed under oath. Judge Gail A. Andler ruled Wednesday that...