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California Lawmakers Kill Proposal To Ban Transit Strikes

Original post made by Getting the Shaft, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jan 13, 2014

In the blink of an eye, the Democrat-controlled State Senate killed a bill to ban public transit workers from striking. Web Link In this article, Phil Matier, the well-known and long-time political commentator for KCBS/KPIX said it was the shorted debate he had seen in the Legislature.

We know the reason the bill killed was that the California Legislature is controlled with an iron fist by unions. So, if you:
- Are tired of transit workers getting obscenely high compensation
- Want to take active measures to stop strikes by public transit workers
- Want to break the strangle-hold that unions have on the California Legislature

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Posted by Hotslide
a resident of Oak Tree Acres
on Jan 14, 2014 at 8:01 am

This state (Cuba West) suffers from the same disease as the entire US: The non-achievers (takers) from the major cities out-populate and out-vote the dwindling number of those who stay in school, lead normal working lives, achieve goals enough to support most of the needs of their families and our Country. But with almost one half of working age people unemployed and receiving handouts from those working and paying ever burdensome taxes, the Nations checkbook is out of balance. Present day democrats, lead by a president who vows to "transform America to socialism", are succeeding. The best we have: Jerry Brown forever. The only entities holding this state up are the technology companies. The only thing holding the country together is the printing of more debt for our children. I'm truly stunned, our goal is socialism.

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Posted by Longtimer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:04 am

With 'friends'/legislators lake are stuck with.....who need enemies!?!?!

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 15, 2014 at 11:50 am

I am delighted and not the least bit surprised! VIVA UNION! GORA!

The BART UNIONS will not let you down!

You can catch your trains on time and get back 'n forth across the bay!

Is that cool or what? yup...

Cheer for the loser's because they know not what they say! As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be werl without N!


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Posted by Pololo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 15, 2014 at 11:54 am

Why are soooo many Plutonians so bitter about others making a reasonable salary?

I don't get it? They work hard, perform a valuable service and they get trashed for providing a valuable service. What gives?

You elected your legislators, why are so nasty when they use the Democratic process and cast a vote? Are you anti-democratic? yup...

That's their job? duh...

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Posted by Pendolo chodejo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 15, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Enough with the 'wo is me and my six figure package for pushing buttons on a train that runs itself.' No one, except union slugs, believes that drivel. I've seen how hard the yolk, comparable to Caltrans, with 5 people standing around and maybe one worker with lower seniority shuffling around looking like they are doing something.
What a sad waste of taxpayer dollars, but I suppose we should be looking at BART as another state welfare program for the otherwise unemployable.

Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Ridgeview Commons

on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:56 pm

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