The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 22, 2010
Senate sends MOU bill to governor

Well, here's one that got past us.

On Thursday, the state Senate passed SB 846, which ratifies the tentative labor pacts between the Schwarzenegger administration and bargaining units 5, 12 and 18. Click here to read the bill.

The Senate approved the measure 31-1, with six senators failing to vote. Two senate seats are vacant. Click here to view the unofficial floor vote tally.

The bill was enrolled on Friday and sent to the governor. It will take effect immediately after he signs it.

The Assembly has sent a similar measure, AB 1592, to Schwarzenegger. That bill covers labor pacts with units 8, 16 and 19. Unit 8 members haven't yet voted on the contract, since CDFF union rules call for the rank-and-file to cast ratification ballots only after the Legislature approves the deal. Click here for more details.

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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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