CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS NEED TO FOLLOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN WISCONSIN

California public sector employee organizations need to closely follow how things are unfolding in the State of Wisconsin. Recently, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed the passage of a plan to have Wisconsin public sector employees pay a greater share of their pension costs and healthcare coverage. The governor’s proposal comes ...Read More

Presentation on Bargaining in Tough Economic Times

If your union, association or bargaining unit has been struggling you are not alone. However,  if you’ve lost your shirt at the bargaining table over the last few years, you are  probably not represented by G&A. Our Labor specialists have devised a tactical bargaining strategy combining diplomacy and concessions to ...Read More

GOVERNMENT AS USUAL IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY

Sacramento County has given us yet another piece of evidence that certain elected officials and managers of California government entities have devolved into nothing more than their own personal existence justification system. Over the last three years we have repeatedly seen government managers go to extraordinary lengths to protect themselves ...Read More

Testimonial From One of Our Return Association Clients

Hello Jennifer,  Rafael and I communicated by email before the holidays.  If memory serves me, we were going to give [our current representative]  until after the first to respond to our request for the return of our records.  To date I have not heard from them. Regarding [your poetntial associaition],  We ...Read More

CalPERS Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance Update

The CalPERS LTC Fund is in serious financial trouble.  The LTC Board has determined that swift action to improve the fiscal health of the Long Term Care Program is imperative.  Two actions will take place immediately, the first being that there will be no open enrollment program, nor will any ...Read More

GOVERNMENT MUST BEGIN TO DISMANTLE ITS MASSIVE BUREAUCRACY

The response of government to its spending habits during this Great Recession is disappointing to say the least. The State of California and local government entities throughout California are grappling with history budget shortfalls. Quarter after quarter financial experts report to these government entities that their tax revenues are falling ...Read More