Saturday, February 14, 2009

Memo to LOGO

Alot of us are unhappy with Bill Clinton coming to San Diego this weekend and talking at the Manchester. Manchester is a filthy reactionary (and to those who know him, a jerk).

Predictably, Labor Central Council Secretary-Treasurer Lorena Gonzales (LOGO), and her BFF, Todd Gloria issued the meaningless letter this week urging that Clinton not attend. That was an easy letter: all show and no action. Lets see if either of them showup Sunday in the cold and walk the talk.

Lorena should provide us constructive input and guidance on two important labor issues. The proper form of leadsership is not "to stay out of it". What is Lorena's position on:

(a) On the UNITE vs. HERE fight, who is right? Bruce Raynor or John Wilhelm? If she was on the UNITEHERE board, how would she had voted this week?

(b) On the SEIU/Andy Stern vs. SEIU California UHW dispute, who is right? What will Lorena do to insure the labor movement locally will react to these situations? ( for background)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Feinstein Statement on Interior Department Decision to Review Offshore Drilling Policy

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Statement of Senator Feinstein on Interior Department Decision to Review Offshore Drilling Policy

“This is very good news from the Interior Department. Secretary Ken Salazar today announced that he intends to review the flawed offshore drilling policy of the Bush Administration – and allow the public to share their views.

Californians have long supported protecting our majestic coastline from the dangers of new offshore drilling and, if possible, I intend to testify on their behalf at the public hearing that will be held in my home state.

I look forward to turning the page on the false promise of new offshore drilling -- and instead focus on making the shift to a cleaner and greener energy policy.”