The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 2, 2009
Get the latest on SEIU Local 1000 contract bill

The Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security on Wednesday passed AB 964, which appropriates funds for the SEIU Local 1000 contract.

It's now with the Assembly Appropriations Committee. No date set yet for that hearing, but you can check this link regularly to track where the bill has been, where it's going and when it's going there.

And when will the bill wind through the Legislature and get to the governor's desk for his signature? No one knows. Elected state workers tend to work at their own pace. And they're off next week, "which will slow it down a bit," DPA spokeswoman Lynelle Jolley told us.

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Jon Ortiz The Author

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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