The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 14, 2010
Schwarzenegger fights union involvement in minimum wage case

100609 gavel.jpgAttorneys 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.)

IMAGE: www.yolocourts.ca.gov

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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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