Category Archives: By The Mad Scientist

Time to start shaking it up!


I know we all took a whooping in the last contract go round. We all finally got a look at our pay checks after we were taken from three furlough days to one forced Personal Leave Day off a month. … Continue reading

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Furloughs a workers solution


From the trenches of Cal-Trans, to the drudgery of DMV offices, to the cubicles in thousands of offices, the facilities and workshops maintained by stationary engineers, the washrooms tenders on the custodial staff, at the benches of the laboratories and in the Bio-Safety rated clean rooms the sentiment toward the Governor is clear: workers see him as a vindictive bastard who hates workers and loves the rich. Continue reading

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Class Struggle methods needed to win


As State workers, we pay dues to a dozen separate unions to lead us in our quest for fair contracts. Yet since the furloughs were imposed, our unions have offered little or no resistance. Why? Because they are all committed … Continue reading

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