The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 9, 2010
Live State Worker chat set for noon today

Your humble blogger will host a live online discussion at noon today on Bee Live. Bee editors titled the event, "The State Worker blog author Jon Ortiz hosts: Furloughs for California state workers," but we're not restricted to chatting about Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's furlough policy.

We'll probably kick off the session with some unpublished info and observations from Wednesday's Supreme Court furlough litigation hearing, but we can talk about other topics: state labor talks, the budget and its impact on the state work force, the November election, the state of minimum wage litigation and other state employee issues that we've covered over the last two years.

We hope that the chat will be a chance to field questions and take a sounding about this blog and its companion Thursday column, too.

Click here to go to the Bee Live page. This link explains the rules of the road.

Look forward to "seeing" you at noon today.

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About The State Worker

Jon Ortiz The Author

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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