The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 22, 2011
Union says it has tentative labor deal, can't yet release details

California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment told its members last week that it has reached a tentative labor agreement but specifics can't yet be revealed.

"The CASE Bargaining Team and Board of Directors are pleased to announce that CASE and DPA have reached agreement on a cost package for a MOU for Bargaining Unit 2, and also tentatively agreed to many of the principal terms of the MOU," union officials said in an e-mail Friday to its roughly 3,700 members.

The deal, according to the e-mail, reaches for a contract that is "is both fair and realistic in light of the current budget environment."

But specific language has to be hammered out at the bargaining table, CASE says. Furthermore, "ongoing budget negotiations between DPA and the Department of Finance, (DPA) Director (Ron) Yank has informed us that DPA will not be able to formally close negotiations before March 7, 2011. However, Director Yank has stated that he has 'every confidence' that 'all issues will be agreed upon by that date.' "

Click here to read the CASE memo.

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