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S.F. To Lay Off 1,000 Employees
www.sfgate.com ^ | 5-15-09 | Marisa Lagos, John Coté

Posted on 05/15/2009 9:07:50 PM PDT by Justaham

Mayor Gavin Newsom said Friday that 1,000 city workers would lose their jobs in the coming months to help close a growing budget deficit, a swift response after the city's biggest union this week rejected $38 million in wage concessions.

The layoffs will hurt all city departments, according to the mayor's office, but will have the most drastic effect on the Department of Public Health, the city's largest agency. In addition to health care workers, recreation directors, security guards and others will lose their jobs.

A total of 262 city workers have already lost their jobs over the last six months, and hundreds more jobs have been eliminated. The city employs about 29,000 people, ranging from workers at the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to park gardeners, according to June data from the Controller's Office.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: gavinnewsom; layoffs; newsom; sanfrancisco

1 posted on 05/15/2009 9:07:50 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Another plea to Obama for a bailout.

This will never end until ALL money is in the hands of unions, minorities and greens.

This is warfare.


2 posted on 05/15/2009 9:15:37 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Justaham
Looks like LA is in the same fix so it looks to me if you add into the mix: Double digit unemployment, State Government shutdown, no state money going to counties or cities, California's largest cities SF and LA in total budget meltdown, drought,rolling blackouts, throw in a few fires and/or and earthquake, then add in the fact that any of these or a combination of could spark wide spread riots, well it's going to be a long hot interesting summer for California!

"Kinfolk said you better move away from there
Said California is no place for you to be
So I loaded up the truck and I moved from Beverly
Going back to the hills we are
Fishing holes and Country and Western Stars"

3 posted on 05/15/2009 9:22:11 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Justaham

My husband works for a municipality. All non-union city employees took an across the board pay cut (3 percent)...but not the union workers. They’re screaming that they don’t even want to take a pay freeze. Some people have been laid off, but by taking the cuts, they’ve averted many layoffs, which is good news.


4 posted on 05/15/2009 9:25:10 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Kartographer

“Kinfolk said you better move away from there
Said California is no place for you to be
So I loaded up the truck and I moved from Beverly
Going back to the hills we are
Fishing holes and Country and Western Stars”

______________________

Good hunting Jeb and clan. You done made the right decision and you’ll fit right back in.


5 posted on 05/15/2009 9:26:57 PM PDT by unkus
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To: dawn53

Unions = Destructive Greed.


6 posted on 05/15/2009 9:28:58 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Justaham

Laughs...


7 posted on 05/15/2009 9:29:28 PM PDT by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: Justaham

Well, less public health workers having to be around tons of homosexuals and their cocktails of self-inflicted diseases.


8 posted on 05/15/2009 9:30:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Justaham

They will do the right thing ... after all the alternatives have been tried.


9 posted on 05/15/2009 9:31:07 PM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: Justaham
Here's a blast from the past.
10 posted on 05/15/2009 9:32:23 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

California could be broke by July, state official warns

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-california-budget-crisis8-2009may08,0,7342537.story


11 posted on 05/15/2009 9:33:39 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

Does this mean that Arnold just needs to find another 4,000 to lay off? Arnold mentioned 5,000 state wide will be laid off and with SAN FRAN losing a thousand that means 4,000 more or is this separate from what Arnie is doing?


12 posted on 05/15/2009 9:34:03 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: whitedog57

About 28,000 too few IMO.


13 posted on 05/15/2009 9:36:27 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: Justaham

I’m with you. “Sock it to me” popped into my head since Laugh-In was such a hip California thing, you know. So it’s like OK, we’ll sock THIS to you ... how do you like it, dudes?

Well, gloating is a hollow pleasure, but who can resist?


14 posted on 05/15/2009 9:48:08 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Justaham

“California could be broke by July, state official warns”

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“Broke” doesn’t mean what it used to.

The career bureaucrats and socialists will find SOME way to kick the can a little further down the road.


15 posted on 05/15/2009 9:51:19 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: dr_lew

I remember that. I wonder where Judy Carne is now.


16 posted on 05/15/2009 10:01:45 PM PDT by unkus
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To: EyeGuy

The career bureaucrats and socialists will find SOME way to kick the can a little further down the road.
_____________________________________________-

There will be a limit.


17 posted on 05/15/2009 10:04:02 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus
I wonder where Judy Carne is now.

Hey, good question. I knew she had come to no good ... from Wikipedia:

Carne developed drug dependency starting with marijuana and eventually became a heroin addict. She had a near-fatal automobile accident in 1978 that broke her neck. She was in traction for about three months. On October 22 of the same year, she was arrested at London's Gatwick Airport. Her autobiography, Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside (1984), chronicled her difficulties.

... but the question of where she is now is left unanswered . Presumably still on this earth, though, since there is no death date.

... Oh my God, she's got a myspace page!

18 posted on 05/15/2009 10:17:13 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Justaham
Even AFTER the layoffs - there will STILL be far too many blood sucking leaches on the taxpayer's payroll...

Much of the “work” the city employees do would be done better if outsourced to private NON UNION industry...

However, MUCH of the city's “work” is bullshit that needn't be done at all by ANYONE...

19 posted on 05/15/2009 10:37:18 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Justaham

Cheer up. It’s been announced that by end of July we will have in place a program (with a bureacracy & specialist workers) to save Asians from their gambling habits!

All the teachers may be on strike (there’s a loss) and police on strike and firemen on stike — but Asians will be save from their gambling addictions.

Don’t you love Commifornia — always ahead of the rest!


20 posted on 05/15/2009 11:28:40 PM PDT by Bhoy (TEA PARTY ON!)
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To: Justaham
First, I hate seeing anyone lose their job due to budget constraints.

Second however, I find the bigger untold story is that no where have I read anywhere as to states and municipalities doing anything to completely do away with BS programs and agencies.

Third, because of that observation, I would say the slime buckets in goobermint still have their sights on moving us towards socialism. Canning BS programs would like actually be trimming future tax revenue requirements....can't have that now, can we???

21 posted on 05/16/2009 3:23:13 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: Justaham
Mayor Gavin Newsom said Friday that 1,000 city workers would lose their jobs in the coming months to help close a growing budget deficit
...
The city employs about 29,000 people

3%. BFD.

My company recently laid off 7%.

22 posted on 05/16/2009 8:42:21 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Bhoy

Not ALL Asians are gamblers. Most of the Asian gamblers are Vietnamese and Chinese. I have been to a casino (maybe about 2 times) and all I see are 100% Chinese and Vietnamese in all baccarat and poker tables.


23 posted on 05/16/2009 11:36:09 AM PDT by Justaham
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