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  • No-confidence vote targets Newport's fire chief; he's surprised by move

    No-confidence vote targets Newport's fire chief; he's surprised by move
    Newport Beach firefighters are voting on a motion of no confidence in the city's fire chief. The Newport Beach Firefighters Assn. opened the voting process to members Wednesday, and a final decision is expected in 10 days, according to a union official....
  • County workers' union head Nick Berardino to retire

    County workers' union head Nick Berardino to retire
    Nick Berardino, a longtime Orange County labor leader and general manager of its largest public employee union, announced this week that he plans to retire over the summer. After decades at the Orange County Employees Assn., Berardino will work his last...
  • Police union pushes for contract negotiations

    Almost nine months after the officers' employment agreement expired, Costa Mesa's police union is urging city officials to move contract negotiations forward even as it spars with a councilman who called a recent union decision "a slap in the face." The...
  • Costa Mesa council heats up during police pension talks

    What was to be a brief talk about Costa Mesa's top-ranking police officers contributing more to their pension funds turned into a heated argument during Tuesday's City Council meeting, with one council member accusing another of illegally disclosing...
  • Unions push for contract talks at school board meeting

     Two unions representing service workers and teachers asked separately during a meeting of the school board Tuesday to push Newport-Mesa Unified School District officials toward contract talks, a task complicated by the recent firing of the district's...
  • Can councilmen who sued police union negotiate with managers? Foley wants A.G.'s opinion

    For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the police officers union has prevented them from negotiating the labor group's new employment contract. The conflict of interest was clear: Mayor Steve Mensinger and Mayor Pro...
  • Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen

    Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen
    Costa Mesa police officers mocked members of the City Council and suggested ways to catch them in compromising positions in the run-up to the 2012 municipal election, according to emails contained in court documents reviewed Monday by the Daily Pilot....
  • Commentary: Measure O would concentrate power, be risky for the city

    Re: Devin Lucas' commentary, "A vote for Measure O is a vote against union control," (Oct. 21): I am not affiliated with any union or employee association, but I still oppose the flawed and risky charter measure, known as Measure O. I oppose Measure...
  • Police management union endorses Hill, Toerge, Brown, Dixon

    The Newport Beach Police Management Assn., the union representing sergeants and lieutenants, has announced a slate of City Council endorsements in an open letter to the community. "The [association] does not normally make political endorsements,"...
  • Commentary: Transparency ordinance is shining a light on negotiations

    In late 2007, on the eve of the Great Recession, while Costa Mesa residents were asleep in bed, the Costa Mesa City Council voted to approve a new labor agreement that gave the city's general employees an additional $1.3 million annually in salary and...
  • 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...
  • Supervisors move toward open negotiation law

    The Orange County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance that officials say will make often-contentious and opaque labor contract bargaining processes more transparent. The Civic Openness in Negotiations ordinance —...