Barbara Maynard

Californians for Retirement Security

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Member of the Board of Californians for Retirement Security, which represents many public sector unions in California, ranging from police officers and fire fighters to teachers unions; former spokesperson for the Coalition of LA City Unions

Barbara Maynard on KCRW

Last week's national election story was the  failed recall  of Republican Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin, a state where Republicans and Democrats are sharply divided.  There's…

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Last week's national election story was the failed recall of Republican Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin, a state where Republicans and Democrats are sharply divided.  There's…

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Last week's  failed recall  of Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker was bad news for public employee unions in a crucial swing state.

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Last week's failed recall of Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker was bad news for public employee unions in a crucial swing state.

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LA Mayor Villaraigosa says he'll veto an early retirement program he once supported.

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LA Mayor Villaraigosa says he'll veto an early retirement program he once supported.

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