Political activity by city employees- could we have a ruling please?

I’m not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. I’ve always been bewildered by the role that union employees play in Dayton politics. Phonebanks staffed by union employees, literature drops, sign distribution, the list goes on. However, according to the City of Dayton Personnel polices and procedures manual- city employees are forbidden from Read More

And a third option for labor?

I wonder what American politics would be like without Special Interest Groups, Political Action Committees, unions and even political parties. What if the only thing that counted was the will of the people? What if we took the money out of politics? What if we just had old fashioned debates- and then mailed ballots to Read More

The details of the proposed deal with AFSCME

While the DDN tells us about the parking issues: The streets around the AFSCME Council 8 union hall on Gate Street looked like a municipal parking lot this morning as members of Dayton Local 101 jockeyed to park their city-owned, rigs and pick-up trucks, then spent half-an-hour hearing the terms of a tentative labor agreement. Read More

That “Crazy” “Reputation” and don’t believe everything you read in the Dayton Daily News

Gathering signatures can get all kinds of interesting feedback. From slammed doors to “Come on in.” People can be cruel, or incredibly nice. I’ve had to listen to people call me crazy and mention my “reputation.” Invariably, I ask if they’ve ever been to my website or read my positions- and the answer is always Read More