It seems like idyllic San Diego is becoming more and more known for the sexual harassment proclivities of its public officials, than its legendary beaches or laid-back atmosphere. The former mayor, Bob Filner, famously departed office under a scandalous cloud of sexual harassment and impropriety. It appears, however, that the City of San Diego still has a few more scandals up its sleeve.
Going after public unions is a popular line of attack when governments are strapped for cash or in risk of filing for bankruptcy. But for the first time in a while, the efficacy of public unions was challenged by one of its members. The case, whether or not dues are compulsory, wound its way up to the Supreme Court
Unfortunately, many families are living paycheck to paycheck. This means that once an injury or illness strikes, these families are left without a safety net or paycheck. The Department of Labor estimates that more than one-third of private sector workers do not have access to paid sick leave.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee heard testimony last week regarding rampant sexual harassment, abuse, intimidation, and misconduct throughout the National Park Service (NPS). The NPS is the federal authority that manages the nation's federal parks like Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Yosemite.