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  • Local unions rally behind midwest protesters

    March 7, 2011 11:42 PM

    Union protests in Wisconsin and Ohio are sparking activism right here at home. The Santa Barbara County Democrats rallied today in front of he county building in Santa Barbara. They say conservatives are blaming unions for the region's economic troubles, but some taxpayers argue the cost of a county... more »
  • Doc Burnstein's pulls plug on store at Santa Maria mall

    June 7, 2010 2:14 PM

    The owner of Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab has decided not to open its store at the Santa Maria Town Center Mall. Owner Greg Steinberger says there have been disagreements with the landlord over the terms of the lease as well as problems with the mall's contractors. He... more »
  • Doc Burnstein's supporters rally for a response

    June 2, 2010 10:02 PM

    Community members in Arroyo Grande staged a counter protest today rallying behind Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab. The Carpenter's Union has been demonstrating across the street from Doc Burnstein's for the last seven months. It's upset about a new location being built in Santa Maria using non-union workers, but... more »
  • County leaders reach deal with labor unions

    May 25, 2010 10:01 PM

    Santa Barbara County leaders reached a deal with a few county labor groups to save millions of dollars and help balance the budget. After months of discussion, the concessions by the unions total almost 10 million dollars. Workers have agreed to defer a 2.5 percent wage increase until June... more »
  • Union leaders offer free ice cream today for public

    February 26, 2010 1:55 PM

    Local trade unions bought ice cream today for anyone stopping by Doc Burstein's Ice Cream Lab in Arroyo Grande from 1-6 p.m. Arroyo Grande Mayor Tony Ferrara joined Steven Weiner of the Tri-Counties Construction Trades Council in front of Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab. Both spoke against the unwarranted... more »
  • Unions will treat community to ice cream to support Doc Burnstein's in labor dispute

    February 8, 2010 9:39 PM

    New information tonight in the labor dispute between a local carpenter's union and Doc Burnstein's ice cream shop. A local organization, representing more than 30 trade unions has come out in support of Doc Burnstein's. The Tri-Counties Building and Construction Trades Council will buy ice cream for anyone... more »

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