So what's going on with contract talks between the state employee unions and the Department of Personnel Administration?
As today's State Worker column notes, we've heard from several sources that some unions have been talking to the Department of Personnel Administration about new labor contracts. But officially not much is going on.
Bargaining Unit 5, the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, last month submitted a proposal to extend its current deal, which expires July 2. You can read the CAHP proposal here in less than a minute.
Here's DPA's initial proposal to CAHP. It really doesn't say much more than, "Let's talk about cuts."