California pension costs: Facing up to the funding gap

Day of reckoning on pensions The Little Hoover Commission paints a bleak picture of what’s ahead for state and local governments in California.

Editorial Los Angeles Times 2/26/2011

The housing bubble and subsequent Wall Street collapse wreaked havoc on the nation’s retirement savings, as many pension funds and 401(k) plans suffered losses of 30% or […]

UAW’s King Announces 2011 Goals: Target Foreign-Owned Auto Plants

LaborUnionReport RedState 12/23/2010

[See footnote below with regard to the GM/Toyota NUMMI plant in Fremont, California.]

Because they’ve done so well with General Motors, Chrysler and Ford, the union known as United Auto Workers (or Union of Ailing Workplaces) wants to help spread some union love to its competitors working in foreign-owned U.S. factories.

According […]

With new ally, union bailout bill could gain traction

Matt Cover 8/18/2010

( – The addition of a powerful Senate ally may be what supporters of a new union bailout bill need to get legislation passed that would put the responsibility for funding union pension plans on the shoulders of American taxpayers.

That new ally is Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the […]