Kaplan calls Warriors owners ‘deadbeat billionaires’ after team loses arena debt court battle

Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan won't be getting a Christmas card (or Hanukkah card) from Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob this holiday season. The California Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the Warriors' appeal of a ruling requiring the team to pay its remaining arena debt, which began in 1996 as a 30-year, $140 … Continue reading Kaplan calls Warriors owners ‘deadbeat billionaires’ after team loses arena debt court battle

Alameda County sheriffs deputies union at the center of a consequential case for organized labor

Oral arguments in the California Supreme Court began last Tuesday in a case filed by the Deputy Sheriffs Association of Alameda County union that represents another battle in the war between public employee unions, their pensions, versus local municipalities. With a particularly harsh recession on the horizon, the case could be pivotal for cities and … Continue reading Alameda County sheriffs deputies union at the center of a consequential case for organized labor