The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 21, 2009
Scientists file holiday lawsuit

California Association of Professional Scientists has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger over the paid holiday changes that have been a point of contention for several months.

Click here to download the 6-page brief.

For background, this link will load up the first blog post about changes to the holiday calendar, "Steinberg says Democrats could vote to eliminate state holidays." Clicking here will open "Budget makes big changes to state worker overtime rules," which includes a link to SBX3 8, the bill at the center of the holiday controversy.

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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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