Skip to comments.Union president says she told Jerry Brown: 'furloughs are off the table'
Posted on 05/10/2012 4:25:17 PM PDT by SmithL
In a memo to members today, SEIU Local 1000 President Yvonne Walker said that she was consulted about Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to cut state employees' pay and that she drew a line at imposing unpaid time off on workers.
"First let me say that I have made it clear that furloughs are not on the table," Walker wrote.
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Who needs government when we have government unions?
How about layoffs then?
I am so happy to be out of the California implosion.
The level of disrespect for the office by this bitch. You come into the executives office and tell him what is or is not on the table?
If Brown had any balls he would have have tore her a new one for that comment (of course, Brown is a coward). I don’t care if the Pope himself came in to make the comment, if I were Governor and someone dared say that they would find themselves escorted out by security in handcuffs and all future access permanently revoked.
They can’t cut the state workers time too much. Who would enforce the tens of thousands of regulations against us producers?
Those union goons cannot believe reality. FIRE THIER ASSES!
Sounds like the inmates are running the prison. No surprise.
Not to brag or anything, but Wisconsin is doing a FINE job of getting rid of the Unionistas under the guidance of Governor Walker. Recall? Bring it! We’re ready. More people turned out to vote FOR Governor Walker in a BOGUS Primary than actually voted for him the FIRST time around. That’s AWESOME! :)
And even if we DO get a LibTard Governor, we OWN the House and Senate. Nothing will change and we will have at least slowed the march off the cliff...
I HATE posts that pit one state against the others...mark my words; there WILL be some dopes showing up here saying, ‘California Taxpayers GET what they DESERVE.’
I don’t feel that way. We are ALL in this together - and it’s the STATES against the FEDS as far as I’m concerned, the B@stards!
California voters get what they deserve. Absolutely.
Oh, I am one. I have lost every vote in California for a decade or more. The California electorate is a collective imbecile. No, a collective lobotomy.
Indeed we absolutely have what we deserve in California. If the California voters didn’t have our heads up our asses, there would have been a huge outcry at the very suggestion of a $100 Billion bullet-train boondoggle and an even bigger riot against the AB32 Cap and Trade law signed by Arnold.
No, make no mistake whatsoever, the California voters are getting exactly what we deserve.
I can’t wait to leave this stinking rotten flaming communist pestulant cesspool from hell. A pox on California AND her voters. The 8.0 San Francisco megaquake can’t come too soon for me.
I have made it clear that furloughs are not on the table
Watching them squirm dealing with problems that they created is really making my day. In the end nothing will be resolved and the can will be kicked further down the road until the last business and taxpayer leaves the state. Then what?
Brown can do whatever he wants to do as long as banks accept California’s checks.
What else do you think government is, but a big thieving do-nothing union?
Never get tired of seeing that cartoon. I think I will go post in on Facebook again.
To use a titanic analogy...
Iceberg?? FULL SPEED AHEAD!!!!!
Hate to say it...as I'm a born and bred SoCal....ex-surfer, ex-worker, ex-tax-payer, and have friends and family there still.
“Furloughs are off the table” - Nonononono......furloughs are out of the trough.
So she thinks.
Brown won’t go for it, and even the Demwit legislature won’t push for *another* tax increase.
I cant wait to leave this stinking rotten flaming communist pestulant cesspool from hell.
I'm from California. I started to see the light around the early 2000s, and it just kept on getting brighter and brighter as the years passed.
By 2004, we'd had another baby, and had grown too large to fit our home sweet house. Wife and I looked for something suitable in our area, and we found it, but at a price tag of just under $700K. I could have pulled the trigger, but my better judgement took over, and I stayed my hand. If I'd taken that plunge, we could have never again had a bad month in business - and that was unrealistic.
After selling the old house, we leased nearby for a year to get our bearings and find a less expensive option, but none were to be had. In time, friends suggested that I at least consider the idea of moving the family and my business to Texas. At their behest, the wife and I came down for a look, and were surprised and delighted at what we found.
Within months, we had bought a new house in the DFW area, and were on our way. The relocation wasn't without its ups and downs, but on balance, it's one of the best choices I ever made in this life.
Considering that the entire population of the earth could fit into Texas with room to spare, I’m surprised that we all haven’t already moved there by now, LOL!
I’m getting there as fast as I can.
Brown’s just trying to hang on until the voters put a scapegoat...er, Republican in office.
I remember reading about a study that claimed that. Some professor worked out the math and showed that you could house the world's population in typical three bedroom houses within the borders of Texas.
The growth here is pretty phenomenal. Over a thousand Americans a day move here from other states. It's been predicted that the area between Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio (the 'Texaplex') will be the fastest growing area in the US over the next decade.
LOL - well, you were on the wrong side of the war...
Texas is the best state, but they really have to clean out the big, liberal cities. That’s just like everywhere else, I suppose.
I don't worry too much about the big liberal cities. Conservatives and newly converted liberals are moving here by the train load, so they tend to offset the presence of the gimme class.
The other thing is, Texas is one of this country's last defensible strongholds. This place is pretty much the end of the line for folks in the lower 48. There's no place left to retreat to, unless one elects to completely give up the fight, and leave the whole enchilada to the enemy. That's a pitiful surrender, in my estimation.
I know that some have chosen that route, but most have not, and they will not surrender.
If and when it all breaks down, I want to be in the one place that is likely to survive it intact, and that is Texas.
I highly doubt she really said that to Brown. I think it is much more likely she later said that she did in an effort to puff up her own importance.
I can relate. I felt the exact same frustration with California voters. The worst was in 2010 when every other state voted Republican and our idiots were the only ones that took us in the other direction.
I lived in California until last year. Wife and I hit some hard times, couldn’t find work. On a whim I suggested we start applying out of state and almost immediately got a hit. Now we live in Hawaii, and although it is still a blue state, it is like night and day.
Not sure how the rest of your experience has been, but I was also getting sick of the culture in California too. We had gangs moving into our territory, Section 8 housing was everywhere, the public schools were corrupt and fascist in dealing with parents, people in general were hostile. There are still a few pockets of nice places left - namely San Diego and Orange County, but overall those things are shrinking.
I have known for some time now that California is doomed to economic decay and moral decay, and entrenched one party Democrat socialist government. The point was doubly underscored when 49 states voted overwhelmingly Republican, but California elected the 3 San Francisco communists, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsome and Kamilla Harris, to statewide office.
Put a fork in the state, it is well done, burned, charred and hopelessly inevitable.
I lived in the bay area for 12 years while being involved in construction of 3 new bridges including the new SF-Oakland bay bridge. I lived in the San Francisco city limits for the last 7 years of those 12. Around year 10, I broke and fell into a mild but genuine emotional depression. I guess living there was a lot like Chinese water torture. The first few years were fun laughing at the insanity of liberals - like watching monkeys in a zoo. It was fun and funny. But eventually I just became very sour and pessimistic, resulting in my depression.
I had enough and eventually left and now live in the crappy empty non-nondescript valley town of Yuba City, and I just love it for now until I can flee California for Virginia. Yuba City is a ramshackle hick town devoid of any culture or interest or beauty, but it is generally conservative and fairly devoid of all of the evil I left behind in San Francisco.
I love it for what it is not, not what it is. So I don’t suffer any of the crime, gangs, school issues, etc. that you did. The gang problems are isolated and they tend to prey on each other. Meanwhile, my modest salary lets me live in the best neighborhood in town because the housing costs are so relatively low.
So until I can finish out to my retirement, I have it made in this crappy little cow town of nothing filled with conservatives and friendly minded salt of the earth type people. I’m not complaining. It is a place I can pine away and endure in private misery until I can flee this anti-family, anti-responsibility, anti-military, anti-Christian, anti-sanity communist hellhole or the People’s Democratic Republic of California.
Yup, it’s coming. My only hope is the coming California insolvency will wake up the middle class to the massive hemorrhaging of their tax dollars toward useless idiocy and the state rises from the fall, rather than being abandoned to the children of the illegals. I’m not terribly optimistic. The best case scenario is the state breaks in two above Santa Barbara, and the south is conceded to the illegals and children, while the middle class flees to the north and demands responsible governance.
Not saying I want to see SC conceded to the illegals and children, I’m just saying I think the options are set: either they get the whole state, or give them the south and try to salvage the north state, after insolvency. If nothing else, the north has a flood of water to sell them so the state of North California would have at least one solid permanent economic advantage over the south.
Points taken but I wouldn’t recommend anyone attempting to handcuff the pope (Directorate for Vatican Security Services and Civil Defence, which is headed by the Chiefs of the Corps of Gendarmes, is much better trained and equipped than any U.S. state-level security force).
Congratulations on business success, escape from California, and granting Texas another guns and bible conservative, and on making wise choices.
I can’t wait to leave.
Sounds like Yuba City would be #1 on my list if I ever needed a refuge in the State of California (unlikely). Hope you continue to feel better!
Somebody needs to nuke Austin before it takes Texas purple. I remember when Washington state was pretty solid red, then Microsoft and the Seattle tech industry shot up with their attending liberal bed-wetting idiocy. Washington is not so conservative anymore.
Knowing what you know, you ought to make it as soon as you can possibly manage.
It's my honest opinion that most people can't see the 'tipping point' when it's directly in front of them, although they're able to see the 'handwriting on the wall' from a distance.
When a societal breakdown occurs, it usually happens very quickly - like a dam bursting. If you're smart, you take your leave when you see the first small trickles of water streaming down the face. To wait longer, is to court disaster.
This is why I got out in late 2005. The 'handwriting' was writ large on the wall by that time.
Consider how shocked we were when the Berlin Wall starting coming down. The Cold War was ending before our very eyes -- and absolutely nobody saw it coming.
Even the intelligence agencies, the ones who paid to know about such things, were stunned.
It's a good rhetorical point -- the "handwriting on the wall" is visible from a distance, but "the tipping point" is never recognized until it happens.
Indeed. As long as a listing boat is still afloat, many people will try to ignore that fact, or will put their faith in the belief that the boat just can't sink. When it suddenly capsizes, all those who didn't already push off in the lifeboats, are drowned.
As if Californians didn't need yet another stark indicator of the fast approaching tipping point: