The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

May 25, 2012
'Public Employees' Bill of Rights' stalls in Assembly committee

A legislative committee today held back a sweeping measure that would have extended some job protections to rank-and-file state workers and given civil servants explicit preference for work the state needs to have done.

The Assembly Appropriations Committee held the so-called "Public Employees' Bill of Rights" by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento. The committee's action essentially killed the bill, since today is the deadline for the committee to send legislation to the Assembly floor.

Click here for more about Dickinson's Assembly Bill 1655.

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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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