Attorneys for the Schwarzenegger administration on Tuesday filed a brief in Sacramento Superior Court that argues state employee unions shouldn't be allowed to enter the minimum wage fight between the governor and State Controller John Chiang.
As reported here, California Association of Professional Scientists and Professional Engineers in California Government on Monday filed a motion to be a party in the minimum wage litigation flying back and forth the last week or so. SEIU Local 1000 and CCPOA have done the same. All the unions are siding with Chiang. A hearing is set for Friday at 11 a.m.
The administration's brief argues that the unions haven't proven that they have reason to inject themselves into the minimum wage battle and that the court should deny their request. Click here to read the court filing.
(Side note: We asked Judge Patrick Marlette's clerk whether the judge would issue a tentative ruling on Thursday. As of last night, no decision had been made.)