The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

June 12, 2013
VIDEO: Assemblyman Brian Jones criticizes union rallies

Assemblyman Brian Jones has released the latest in his 'Are you kidding me?' video series, this time aiming his criticism at public employee union rallies.

Although he is careful to note that he supports the right to demonstrate, he argues that government unions' rallies are "more of a big party" than a legitimate protest.

This video comes after an announcement by SEIU Local 1000 that they have reached a tentative labor agreement with the governor.

The timing, Jones said during a Tuesday afternoon interview at his office, was purely coincidental.

See the State Worker's Blog coverage of the recent protests at the Capitol here.

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