Secession and LA City Workers

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If Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley breakaway from Los Angeles, what would happen to the salaries, health insurance and the jobs of city workers? Secession advocates say not to worry. But 31 percent of voters in last year's mayoral election came from union households, and with 35,000 employees, organized labor has serious clout in LA politics. We hear about union leaders' big campaign against secession, why they oppose the break up, and how secessionists respond. Julie Butcher is General Manager of Local 347 of the Services Employees International Union, which represents 9,000 of LA's 35,000 workers. Studio City attorney David Fleming is chairman of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley.
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City of Los Angeles

Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley


SEIU, Local 347


California Office of Emergency Services

Physicians for Social Responsibility

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton