Governor Names Jack Henning to head EDD

The LA Times reports.

After upsetting labor unions by favoring corporate interests this year, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday appointed a Democrat and longtime labor leader to manage the sprawling bureaucracy of the Employment Development Department.
The AFL-CIO confronts the future. The LA Times reports.
Lines have already been drawn, with fast-growing, aggressive unions such as the 1.7-million-member Service Employees International Union demanding that the labor movement consolidate much as corporate America has. The presidents of five unions have established the New Unity Partnership, which advocates a massive reduction in the number of unions — from 63 to 15 — with those remaining to be divided clearly along sectoral lines, such as hospitality and construction.