The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 17, 2010
CASE pessimistic about labor contract talks

California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges, and Hearing Officers in State Employment has just sent out an e-mail to members about contract talks for Bargaining Unit 2 members that includes this bleak assessment:

Given the Governor's recent pronouncements and his prior public posturing, CASE does not expect the administration to be any more reasonable or flexible regarding employee compensation issues than it has been in the past.

Click here to read the e-mail.

The message includes this attachment, which lays out the Schwarzenegger administration's "conceptual proposals" for an MOU.

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