Earlier this year when employees represented by the San Bernardino Public Employees Association voted to affiliate with Teamsters Local 1932, those familiar with the history of labor relations in San Bernardino County speculated about the long-term effect of a more powerful union taking on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors as well as city councils and other governing boards around the county and, in some instances, reaching into Riverside and Los Angeles counties. They are about to find out if the difference will be real.
Teamsters Local 1932 is holding a rally on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the Ontario Convention Center. The headliner is California State Treasurer John Chiang. Chiang is best known for refusing to pay state legislators when they did not pass a balanced state budget on time in his former position as State Controller. He also refused to pay state workers minimum wage when then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered it.
Also speaking will be San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos, who will be discussing the nexus between low wages and crime. Several other local leaders are also expected to speak.
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