In response to the “Shame on Santa Ana Teacher/Councilman Sal Tinajero for allowing worker layoffs” post, on our
Facebook link Councilman Tinajero now complains: “What?!? I’m in the minority! I don’t have the votes! Your trying to discredit me because you get paid! I refer you to real reporting i.e. Voice of OC, OC Register, LA Times, or New York Times.” Give me a break!!
As was said in the Facebook thread, the vote was tied (3-3) and Sal could have voted to have staff negotiate to keep the contract with ICE and help protect city jobs and keep $7-$8 million in annual revenue. With his vote, it could have been 4-2! (Embarrassed by his comments and actions, Sal had them deleted overnight, but we took a screenshot before he did!)
This may be too late to fix or not, but if city workers get laid off, they will remember who made an effort to help and who did not. Just sayin…
We don’t think Councilmembers Martinez or Benavides are pubic union workers, but Councilman Tinajero is. Too bad he wants no layoffs for him and his public union workers at SAUSD, but doesn’t care as much for the city workers under his watch at city hall. I’m being told that many SEIU jobs and police union jobs will be lost as a result of Sal’s votes regarding the ICE contract. Both unions have endorsed him in the past.