The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 5, 2012
The Roundup: CA union clout; AZ workers' pay raise deadline; MI 'bureaucracy busters'

The Roundup: CA union clout; AZ workers' pay raise deadline; MI 'bureaucracy busters'

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Wed, Sep 05 2012 09:01:40

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Thousands of state employees face deadlinePHOENIX -- Arizona state employees have two weeks to decide. On Sept. 14, state workers who are covered by the state merit system can get...
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GOP not alone in cutting costs for public pensionsJosh Boak is a national correspondent at By Josh Boak To hear it from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at t...
Rick Snyder asks state government employees to help bust bureaucracy in MichiganLANSING, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder is inviting Michigan state government employees to use social media tools to suggest ideas for improving c...
Illinois judge bars Quinn from closing prisonsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Prison closures planned by Gov. Pat Quinn could "make the prisons that remain more dangerous," a southern Illino...
Panel OKs raises for Kansas public employeesTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A committee overseeing state employee pay is recommending about $11.4 million in raises for underpaid state workers, ...
Clock ticking, labor talks resume todayTime may be running out on Gov. Chris Gregoire's labor negotiators if they hope to secure a contract with more than two-dozen unions on p...

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