The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 14, 2010
What do you think will happen with minimum wage?

As Friday's court hearing on minimum wage approaches, we want to know what State Worker blog users think will happen.

We're sticking with the prediction made in this July 1 State Worker column: Between Chiang and the Legislature -- and now, the unions -- there are too many moving political and legal parts for this to happen by July 22, the last day for mass payroll changes to be made for checks issued Aug. 1.

But, admittedly, we're notoriously bad at making predictions.

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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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