The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

June 4, 2009
Management group mobilizing against pay cut

The Association of California State Supervisors wants members to visit legislators and fire off personal e-mails to them opposing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to cut state worker pay by 5 percent across the board.

In an e-mail blast sent late Wednesday, the group called Schwarzenegger's pay cut plan, "the most draconian yet," because it's open-ended, doesn't offer time off in exchange for lost pay and "does reduce your retirement base salary."

Click here to see the association's e-mail.

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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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