Giants win another! I am still in the afterglow of the 1st in 2010 and then this totally unexpected run. With Posey being the only full time position player form the "old" team. Just wish the A's would have been the opponent!
Business interests in California have out spent unions 3-1 since 2000. And get this, businesses have pumped 1.7 Billion, yes that is Billion dollars into California elections. So beware of Proposition 32. Don't stifle the voice of the working class!
I went to todays Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Chamber to speak in support of In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers garnering a wage increase. One person said that you could not possible compensate them for what they are worth and another questioned on why they ran for office on the themes of jobs and living wages. It was pointed that Supervisor Rex Bohn had never hired anyone for minimum wage until his most recent election as Supervisor.
As a past union president,
organizer and local worker advocate for decades I am here to implore the
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to find a solution to the obstacles of
giving a raise to our 1,400 plus In-Home Supportive
Service workers. These “working poor” contribute an asset that is immeasurable
to the Humboldt County population. That they are only paid minimum wage with no
health benefits is just deplorable and unjust. I believe in a “Living Wage” not
a “Poverty Wage.”
Other counties with
comparable populations have been able to find room in their budgets to not only
give their In Home health Care Workers wages averaging $1.75 an hour more than
Humboldt, but pay an average of an additional $.53 cents into a health program
benefit. I would respectfully ask for the
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors to support at least matching like counties
the $2.28 an hour difference in wages and benefits. I challenge Humboldt County
staff to use creative, innovative solution oriented problem solving to make
I am sure I speak for the
majority of Humboldt County residents in asking for resolution in the near
I was reminded by a past co-worker that today is the 4th Anniversary of the closing of the Samoa Pulp Mill. I miss that place of work to this day. I miss the friendships, the comraderie and even the quirks of working shift work. Too bad this mill couldn't be re-opened. C'est la vie.
Robin was driving home from Sacramento trip today and I asked her to stop at KFC Fortuna and get some breasts, mac and cheese and taters. And a chocolate cake to wash it down. When she got there she said it was closed up! I enjoyed their buffet. We now have no KFC's in Humboldt! This is an outrage!
Went last night’s Arcata Homecoming game against Fortuna to
witness Arcata spanking the Huskies 38-18. Can’t recall the last time Arcata
did that. I was there to actually see the induction of the Arcata High 1982
Wrestling Team into the Arcata High Hall of Fame. Why my interest? I ended up
friends with many on this team and played either intermural sports or city
sports with and against them. I played basketball with Gene (Max) Emery and
Owen Hooven (Former Professional Football player Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys).
I played softball with and against Mike Puzz (Red Dog), Chris Brittain, Kevin
Moser , Kenny Bradbury (Baril) and Lee Theuerkauf. Even the team Statistician, Theresa
Cheek, pitched batting practice to my
Fast Pitch team. This was just a special tight knit group of whom I have been
blessed to know!