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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 13, 2012
The Roundup: Labor's fights with Democrats; CalPERS axes investment firm; reactions to CA pension reform

The Roundup: Labor's fights with Democrats; CalPERS axes investment firm; reactions to CA pension reform

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Thu, Sep 13 2012 06:16:51

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The State Worker: Watch Chicago for signs of public-worker union strength - The Sacramento BeeWatch Chicago. A strike by teachers there demonstrates public sector unions' struggle to find their footing in an era when even their fri...
AFSCME under siegeWhat would drive a crowd of unionized state employees to boo the very governor they helped elect? The answer is about $83 billion of pens...
CalPERS drops investment firm that accused fund of bias - The Sacramento BeeCalPERS has fired a firm entrusted with managing $1 billion of the pension fund's money - five months after the firm accused CalPERS of r...

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Storified by Jon Ortiz · Thu, Sep 13 2012 06:13:16

Viewpoints: Chicago teachers' strike matters to California - The Sacramento BeeCalifornians have an unlikely stake in the Chicago teachers' strike. If the implacable foes of reform and fiscal sanity are vulnerable in...
California Workers to Shoulder More Pension CostsCalifornia will begin overhauling pensions for government workers in January, after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Wednesday to boost curr...
MIXED REACTION IN S.D. TO STATE PENSION DEALSacramento Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that promises taxpayers relief from the escalating costs of public employee pens...
STATE: Pension fix? No | Breaking News | - Press-EnterpriseCalifornians should not mistake a first step for a completed journey. The pension reform bill Gov. Jerry Brown signed this week does not ...
Editorial: Brown signs puny pension reform for CaliforniaOpinion: State's puny pension reform | pension, state, employees, ab340, public, retirement, billion, governor, california, plan
State pension reform trickles down to local level | | Thousand Oaks AcornState pension reform trickles down to local level Local governments and agencies are taking a close look at the new pension reform law fr...
Panel OKs privatizing health care in Florida prisons | Crime | Bradenton HeraldA union for state workers is racing to sue Florida after lawmakers cleared the way Wednesday to privatize health care in prisons. A legis...
N.J. legislation would require direct deposit for state workers - NewsWorksA New Jersey Senate committee will consider legislation tomorrow that would require direct deposit for state workers' paychecks. The Asse...
State employees get a look at natural gas vehicle fleetState employees get a look at natural gas vehicle fleet As the price for gasoline continues to fluctuate, the Mountain State is looking f...

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