The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

June 8, 2009
SEIU says Schwarzenegger's transparency plan flawed

We were digging through e-mail when we belately ran across this: SEIU Local 1000 says that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's order to put state contracts online as not going far enough.

A press release put out last week by the local responds to the governor's order that the state post online any contracts of $5,000 or more. You can click here for that news if you missed it.

"The governor's pronouncement does nothing to determine whether more than $34 billion in private contracts is tax dollars that are well spent," Local 1000 President Yvonne Walker said in a press statement.

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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