The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 20, 2010
Psych techs ratify tentative labor agreement

Members of the California Association of Psychiatric Technicians have voted to accept the contract negotiators hammered out last month with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

CAPT said in this press release that 96 percent of voting members approved the deal.

The union, which covers roughly 7,000 state workers in Bargaining Unit 18, didn't say how many members voted.

Click here to read the CAPT tentative agreement, which must be ratified by the Legislature and signed by Schwarzenegger to take effect.

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