The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 7, 2010
SEIU Local 1000 reaches tentative labor deal with Schwarzenegger

Service Employees International Union Local 1000 has reached a new three-year labor agreement with the Schwarzenegger administration. The union and the Department of Personnel Administration issued simultaneous announcements of the tentative deal shortly before midnight. It runs from July 1 of this year to July 1, 2013

The agreement includes higher pension contributions for current employees, lowered retirement benefits for newly hired workers and unpaid leave days. In exchange, covered workers receive protections from furloughs and minimum wage during budget impasses. DPA has said it will publish more details on its website in the morning.

We've written a brief story with the details released by the union and the administration. Click here to read it. We'll be writing more in the morning.

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