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Friday, October 05, 2007

Labor Union Negotiation Update: LA Times Saying, "14%-25%"...

L.A. workers could get 14% to 25% raises over 5 years

A tentative contract agreement was reached by the city and six unions. About 22,000 employees are affected.

By Steve Hymon, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
October 5, 2007

About 22,000 Los Angeles city workers will receive raises of 14% to 25% over the next five years under a labor deal reached this week, a union spokesman said Thursday.

Six unions that represent about half the city's workforce agreed to the contract late Sunday, minutes before the previous contract was set to expire. Among the workers who will benefit are traffic officers, trash truck drivers, clerical workers, crossing guards, tree trimmers and many others in blue collar jobs.

City sources said that the total value of the deal over five years is about $200 million, with the brunt of the costs in the last three years. The contract still must be ratified by employees and approved by the City Council. Full latimes.com story

A sweet deal for city unions
Bulk of workers would get 23% hike by end of pact
Article Last Updated: 10/05/2007 01:26:50 AM PDT

Los Angeles officials and six unions have negotiated a contract that will give the bulk of the city's civilian work force up to a 23 percent pay hike at the end of five years, the Daily News has learned.

But ZumaTimes.com would like to add that, "when you add the numbers (correctly), it's 25% at least (based on the LA Times stats) -- and that's what my Bat-computer says, too.

I programmed my Batcomputer to let ZD know when the Daily News finally gets it right...but they are getting closer! They should keep checking back here for more info...AS IT DEVELOPS, HERE ON MAYOR SAM'S BLOG.



AND IF YOU WANT THE "NEWS BEFORE IT HAPPENS" (or at least "as it happens":

neighborhoodcouncil blogspot.com


Blogger Mayor Sam said:


October 05, 2007 9:49 AM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

ZD - they can say you stink or you're bald but you consistently have the straight dope and the news before its printed.

BTW, glad to see you're listening to Barry Manilow.

October 05, 2007 9:50 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

To the tune "Can't Smile Without You".


October 05, 2007 10:01 AM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

first of all, i have hair still, y'all!!! second of all...THAT BARRY MANILOW ALBUM WASN'T MINE!!!

October 05, 2007 10:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


That is right folks Zuma is not bald, he has plenty of hair growing out of his ears.

October 06, 2007 3:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey the head of DWP resigned on Friday. He was Cholo Mayor's top pick. What's up???

October 06, 2007 8:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Keep reading...

October 06, 2007 8:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nahia resigned the Board so he can take Deaton's slot as General Manager. A lawyer with no experience managing a large organization let alone a utility. Good thinking MAV.

October 06, 2007 8:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The mayor is appointing Zumma Dogg to run the DWP, we all know Zuma and his Demming Techniques can eliminate all shadiness from any government agency.

By the way it was an executive recruiter who was "spying" on Zumma eating lunch in Cleveland, he was just marveling at the genius of his latest executive find.

October 06, 2007 8:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Another Mayor sam idiot writes ...

Hey the head of DWP resigned on Friday. He was Cholo Mayor's top pick. What's up???


You Idiot Deaton was appointed back when Hahn was mayor. He is retiring because of his age and health, you clowns are a fu**kin riot.


“I am very pleased and honored by the action of the commission today and truly excited about the opportunity to lead the DWP,” Deaton said. “It means a great deal to me to have the confidence of Mayor Hahn and the DWP Commission as we enter a new era of increasing community outreach, expanding renewable power resources, and meeting the growing demand for water resources. I look forward to a discussion of these and other LADWP issues with the members of the Los Angeles City Council and the Council’s Commerce, Energy and Natural Resources Committee as the confirmation process proceeds.”

October 06, 2007 9:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

hey 915am smart guy,

803am wasn't talking about deaton. try and keep up with the idoits.

October 06, 2007 11:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma, thank the Lord for your genius.

When you become Mayor, Deming will be so proud of you.

How can we ever thank you for your great contributions to the running of the City of LA?

The council waits for your advice before acting; the Mayor calls every day for your counsel.

You have become an icon in Los Angeles, a true treasure of our city.

Do not listen to the detractors just because they happen upon the truth. You have consistantly proven them to be right and you have nothing to be embarrassed about, just because you failed third grade.

October 06, 2007 6:09 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


where's my fish sandwich? where you been? i didn't know i ever flunked a grade. thanks for letting me know!

You say..."How can we ever thank you... The council waits for your advice... You have become an icon..." (i know you are mocking me, but the mock alone is kinda flattering. I mean, if I said, "look at Eddie Van Halen, he thinks he's the world's greatest guitarist, and every other guitarist is trying to copy his style, and he has become a guitar icon. I mean, maybe I'm making fun of him...but he must be "up there" as a guitarist to even be drawing that type of sarcasim.

So yeah...maybe I've been selling myself short. thanks for making me aware of my blessings.

October 06, 2007 9:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, Zuma, you are indeed the Van Halen of the City Hall, and when they mock you for thinking you're the political equivalent of the greatest guitarist of all time, it's just like mocking V H for thinking he's up there with Keith Richards and the other greats. Your accomplishments are proof enough, and are so numerous they do not need to be repeated here.

I got two fish sandwiches tonight, at BK though, not McD's, but since you're allegedly in Cleveland, I ate them both myself.

October 06, 2007 11:10 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


you would NEVER follow-up with your offer to buy me a fish sandwich. you're too cheap. (not that you don't have money...it's a scarcity fear you suffer from.) You can drink too much, but you'll still be living in fear, cause it's NEVER enough with people like you. (Hence the out of control corruption you defend.)

October 07, 2007 8:52 AM  

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