The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 29, 2009
Lawyers' union reports on contract talks, furlough lawsuits

A Web post by California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges, and Hearing Officers in State Employment has plenty to say about ...

What its representatives are hearing at the contract bargaining table: DPA is unwilling to offer CASE the same contract terms that were recently offered to and accepted by SEIU.

Furlough litigation before the Third District Court of Appeal: ... the appeal is still pending ... CASE will continue to challenge the Governor's authority on this issue, and will keep members updated as information becomes available in this case.

Whether constitutional officers will appeal their recent furlough lawsuit loss: It is our understanding that the constitutional and independently elected officials are currently evaluating the case to determine the propriety of an appeal.

There's plenty more about each of those subjects and others. It's worth a look, even if you're not in Bargaining Unit 2. Click here for CASE's Mar. 24 bargaining and litigation update.

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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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