The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 14, 2010
The State Worker reviews the year's top posts: No. 10

This is the first in a series of posts looking back at the most-read State Worker blog posts and columns.

Turmoil dominated California's state employee labor news this year, and it's reflected in the State Worker blog posts that received the most hits in 2010.

On June 23, we passed along a Department of Personnel Administration memo that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was countdown 10.JPGsticking with his plan to end furloughs at the end of the 2009-2010 fiscal year, but "retains the right and authority to order furloughs if necessary to address a fiscal and cash crisis."

We also reported that the governor was ready to tell Controller John Chiang to withhold state employee's pay to the federal minimum allowed if lawmakers didn't reach a budget by the June 30 fiscal year-end.

Click here to look back on "State issues memo on furloughs, minimum wage," the 10th most-read State Worker blog post of the year.

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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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