The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 25, 2009
News of state worker interest from around the nation

Here are just some of the stories you'll find in our "Recommended Links" section on the right side of this page:

One of the big state worker unions in New York is pushing for more buyouts of its members. The Public Employees Federation says it will submit another 400 names of people who were turned down for the $20,000 package given to about 1,100 others ...

A Hawaii court says Gov. Linda Lingle can continue with November state worker layoffs. The Hawaii Government Employees' Association was trying to get the court to suspend the job cuts. Regular State Worker blog users following the Hawaii saga will recall HGEA won a lawsuit to keep Lingle from imposing furloughs three days per month, a la Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ...

A leader with one of Rhode Island's biggest state employee unions is trying to revive a plan that would keep Gov. Don Carcieri from laying off state workers there ...

The Concord Monitor features a state worker's op-ed today that calls for public employees to accept a contract that includes furlough days ...

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About The State Worker

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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