The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

June 28, 2009
From the notebook: More about the administration and CCPOA

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Gavel.jpgBlog posts from the notebook give you insights, notes and quotes that inform news stories that we write.

Our story in today's fiber and cyber Bee looks at the history of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association and whether its influence is a casualty of the state's threadbare economy.

Here are some of the documents and research that informed our writing:

The Mediation Impasse Request
The state's account of events leading up to the imposition of the last, best and final offer. Includes transcripts from bargaining, correspondence and more. 77 pages.

CCPOA v. State of California
The 2007 court ruling that the state didn't breach an oral contract with the union. 12 pages.

CCPOA / DPA letters
Correspondence between the union and the Department of Personnel Administration about furloughs. 11 pages.

Kurt Stoezl, Elvira Harris, Bruce Cook and Randy Stroud v. CDCR, etc.
The union's "donning and doffing" lawsuit.17 pages.

CCPOA v. State of California
The opening brief of CCPOA's "donning and doffing" appeal. 42 pages.

"The Status of Donning & Doffing Cases For California Peace Officers"
A summary of donning and doffing cases written by attorney Gary G. Goyette. Four pages.

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008 / 33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual survey, which was updated last month.

Inmate Incidents in Institutions
Corrections and Rehabilitation's 2006 report on inmate crimes. PDF pages 6 and 7 have the assault and battery figures. 20 pages.

Employees Killed by Inmates
A list of CDCR staff murdered by inmates from 1952 through 2008. Three pages.


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