August 9, 2013

CA Public Employee Unions behind Democrat bill to slap non-union contractors with a Scarlet Letter … [Darleen Click]

… or maybe a Yellow Star

Senate Bill 556 is another sad example of how legislative Democrats can’t say no to their main benefactor, public employee unions, even at the expense of the voters they represent. This bill is costly, unnecessary and meddlesome — a legislative solution in search of a problem.

Authored by Sen. Ellen Corbett of San Leandro, SB 556 would require contract employees working for state or local governments to affix notices to their uniforms or vehicles that identify them as “not a government employee.” According to the Assembly Judiciary Committee analysis, Corbett thinks “this bill is needed to ensure that members of the public can visually distinguish between government employees and nongovernment employees who are increasingly subcontracted to perform services once exclusively the domain of true public employees.

We would be curious to know which members of the public are clamoring for more signage in their lives so they can distinguish between contractors and true public employees.

Is there a petition drive we missed?

Have there been mass rallies at the Capitol on this cause that have escaped our attention?

We hoped Corbett might enlighten us on these matters, but her staff said she was too busy to comment. That leaves us little option but to conclude the intent of her bill is clear and simple: To stigmatize private contractors with a scarlet letter.

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Posted by Darleen @ 1:02pm
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  1. Maybe they should also have labels for the “true public employees.”

    I imagine there could be many suggestions.

  2. No no no. You label the party. The proles don’t need labels. They are like animals.

  3. this bill is needed to ensure that members of the public can visually distinguish between government employees and nongovernment employees who are increasingly subcontracted to perform services once exclusively the domain of true public employees

    The quality of “true public employees” work is clue enough.

  4. The proles don’t need labels. They are like animals.

    Some animals are more equal than others.

  5. Someone authorized the outsourcing of contract labor. Perhaps the id should include that information.

  6. Round patch, background the OFA-Obama logo. In the center a dancing top hat & tails wearing happy pig. Around the top circular edge, “True Public Union Worker”, around the bottom edge “More Equal Than You’ll Ever Be”. Pig is dancing on the carcass of the California Bear.

  7. I just assume the public employees are the ones with the newer pickup trucks.

  8. “Some animals are more equal than others.”

    Party animals?

  9. Sure, I’ll wear a badge or label on the job. For an extra $6 an hour. And I won’t even include that $6 an hour charge in calculation of overtime or double/holiday wage. I’m cool like that. For an extra $2 an hour I’ll wear a little paper hat and salute you up to twice an hour per VIP/Mucky-muck.

  10. SB 556 would require contract employees working for state or local governments to affix notices to their uniforms or vehicles that identify them as “not a government employee.”

    You’d better believe that whatever verbiage they come up with for me to apply to my truck, right underneath it in type 50% larger will be the words “Doing better work at half the cost!”

    These idiots better think twice about what exactly is going to be advertised. Fucking morons.

  11. Doing the Jobs that Lifer Nepotist Fully Funded Pension Libs won’t do.

  12. My ex *moved* to California.

    Moron.

  13. Of course, she took most of the accumulated wealth.

    Much good may it do her.

    I hope she lives forever. In California.

  14. batboy says August 10, 2013 at 12:21 am
    Of course, she took most of the accumulated wealth.
    – See more at: http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=50477#comments

    Count yourself lucky. I’m looking at a hefty five figures that the missus has managed to accumulate with no idea how to pay it off.
    Divorce is not far from being a viable option.

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