The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 6, 2008
SEIU: Cutting pay and benefits an "attack" on state workers

The SEIU California State Council just released a statement. A key paragraph attributed to Executive Director Courtni Pugh:

"While the governor has finally, correctly, attributed the looming budget gap to insufficient revenues, he is unfortunately again using the budget crisis to attack the hard-working men and women who are California's economic engine. Cutting the pay of thousands of workers at this time of economic insecurity is the wrong thing to do for working families and for our economy."

Click here to read the entire press release.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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