A couple of news nuggets that we had to set aside while chasing budget and union contract developments over the last few days:
Local 1000 group says new agreement 'bad for employees'
An SEIU Local 1000 dissident group calling itself Environmental & Transportation Professionals in California Government, has declared on its Web site that, "SEIU 1000 contract bad for employees!" The group, which says it represents about 1,600 workers who want to sever from the local, has called for members to vote "no" when the tentative agreement comes up for ratification.
CalPERS re-elects board members, names new real estate investments manager
CalPERS board announced in this press release that Rob Fecker was re-elected to a fifth term as the system's president and George Diehr was re-elected vice president for a second year. The fund also has named James G. Lasher as its new Senior Portfolio Manager of its Real Estate Housing Program.
IMAGES: Rob Feckner (left) and George Diehr / calpers.ca.gov