Court challenges. Budget politics. The November elections. Pension politics. The California economy. Furloughs. Minimum wage.
All of those issues and more have shaped labor talks between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state employee unions. Some negotiations have produced tentative agreements, including the those ratified this week by the California Association of Psychiatric Technicians and the Union of American Physicians and Dentists.
Some talks have broken down. California Association of Professional Scientists rejected the governor's take-it-or-leave-it offer last month. As we reported Thursday, California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the Public Employee Relations Board over the governor's minimum wage order.
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