The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 21, 2010
Sacramento to Schwarzenegger: Pull back minimum wage order

The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution opposing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's pay orders to withhold state worker pay to federal minimum allowed until lawmakers break the budget impasse.

Click here to read the entire resolution, which borrows figures from this July 11 Sacramento Bee story by Philip Reese and Dale Kasler.

Here's the key language:

BASED ON THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE BACKGROUND THE CITY COUNCIL RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. That the City of Sacramento strongly opposes Governor Schwarzenegger's directive to cut state worker's pay to minimum wage.
Section 2. That the City of Sacramento urges Governor Schwarzenegger to rescind his directive to pay state worker's federal minimum wage in light of the devastating effect to Sacramento's economy.

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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 jortiz@sacbee.com.

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