The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 19, 2010
Breaking news: Assembly passes MOU bill

assembly seal.gifThe state Assembly just approved Assembly Bill 1592, which ratifies memoranda of understanding between the Administration and three state bargaining units: CDF Firefighters (Bargaining Unit 8); Physicians, Dentists, and Podiatrists (Bargaining Unit 16); and Health and Service Professionals (Bargaining Unit 19).

The vote, which approved changes to the bill made in the Senate, was 66-4. The measure now goes to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and becomes effective immediately after he signs it.

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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


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