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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Union Contract Negotiation Update: So far, 13% - 15% for the first two years

UPDATE (6:30pm): Oh no...Coalition of LA City Unions Caught the mistake in Daily News, too. And looks like other lazy media repeated the mistake. click here

*****Friday Update*****

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.
Daily News printed that they expect the union hike amount to be 13%. Zuma Times' Batcomputer puts the calculations at around 25%. That's a big spread. So far, for those keeping track, it's a 13%-15% increase for the first two years. More to come, as soon as it is said. Brought to you by Zuma Times I.T. department, here on Mayor Sam's blog.


No offense to Daily News because they didn't buy the orginal Bat-computer from the Hollywood Thrift shop, so their human-operated calculator forgot about series of small increases (one every six months) at the beginning of the five year contract.

The first one is retroactive to 07/01/07 -- and when you add them up -- and compound them...it all adds up, y'all!

Alfred believes that the Daily News heard "13%" and they assumed it was for the 5 years, since they said, "at least 13% increase over the life of the (five year) contract". (But they got bamboozled with only 2/5 of the information. 2 of the 5 years.)

So, by adding the numbers for the first year, with the numbers from the second year= 13-15%. Add inflation adjustments -- PLUS the last three years -- and Batcomputer says, "25%" (at least, y'all!)



Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nice Travolta picture. You didn't like disco, right? That is some "black" joke?

October 04, 2007 2:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

i LOVED that LP. you don't think the r& b stations played it?

October 04, 2007 3:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Are you wearing whiteface like matt and hunt, cuz you're a wanne be black guy who thinks others think you're black so you are trying to make a racial statement when what you're really all doing is shaking down the city/ US the taxpayers you're supposedly so concerned about, over your illegal vending of Venice junk?

OR did those white hands just grow so big from some sort of deadly powder?

October 04, 2007 5:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma videos are the best.

October 04, 2007 5:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey loser:
"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
-- Satchel Paige

October 04, 2007 5:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You don't get it. That's why those of us who like Zuma Dogg like to laugh at you.

I know I shouldn't be making fun of the dumb people, but I can't help it.

October 04, 2007 6:07 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


Rumors Aren’t the Real Deal
Daily News and Others Off the Mark

Your bargaining teams believe they have come to tentative agreements that are good for everybody.

The bargaining teams never wavered in pursuing a contract that keeps up with the cost of living and supports your work as you serve the people of LA. A committee with the Mayor and Councilmembers has approved the agreements, the agreements now go to membership for votes over the next couple of weeks.

Lots of rumors are floating around about our agreements.

Some are spreading in the media. The Daily News reported an off-base number Tuesday that has since been picked up on the radio and elsewhere.

Our policy is never to release the details of an agreement until members have a chance to see and evaluate it.

Each union in the Coalition has its own procedures for informing members and holding votes. Stay tuned, you will receive information about the real deal from your union soon.

[y'all should stick to credible inside sources like Zuma Times and Mayor Sam's blog, or don't print anything at all.]

NEWS BEFORE IT HAPPENS: TUNE INTO MAYOR SAM'S BLOG FOR THE FINAL TALLY WHEN IT IS RELEASED ON FRIDAY. (Oops, it's not official that it will be announced on Friday! It's getting confusing as to what I am allowed to release, and not release, yet.)

October 04, 2007 6:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, Zuma Dogg! Do you have an update regarding Prop. R.

October 04, 2007 11:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Zuma, LA Times has the first two years at 7% (2 July 1st, 2 Jan 1st and 3 in july 1st, 2008). But their math does not add up to 25% over 5.

October 05, 2007 12:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No. Hated the LP. Don't know if the R&B stations played it. I was listening to WMMS.

October 05, 2007 2:01 AM  

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