The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 21, 2012
The Roundup: CA lawmakers' pay cut; CalPERS news; pension funds profit from privatization; IL governor axes AFSCME contract

The Roundup: CA lawmakers' pay cut; CalPERS news; pension funds profit from privatization; IL governor axes AFSCME...

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Wed, Nov 21 2012 08:00:03

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California elected officials set to take pay cut - The Sacramento BeeCalifornia elected officials from governor to legislator will see their pay cut by thousands of dollars next month under decisions made b...
Pension Fund Gains Mean Worker Pain as Aramark Cuts PayRick Thorne worked as a custodian in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, schools for 22 years, earning $20 an hour cleaning floors, cutting grass ...
NC changes motor fleet management :: WRAL.comNorth Carolina officials have ordered changes in how state agencies are charged for the use of state-owned vehicles, two years after a WR...
San Bernardino wants to delay payments to CalPERS - The Sacramento BeeCalPERS is facing a new challenge from insolvent San Bernardino, which is proposing to renegotiate its debts to the pension fund. San Ber...
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Dan Walters: L.A. is latest front in state's pension war - The Sacramento BeeThe public employee pension reform plan enacted by the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown this year was minimalism. They did just enough to...
Illinois terminates contract with AFSCMEGov. Pat Quinn Tuesday terminated the state's contract covering members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employe...
State workers who help during emergencies - State Workers BlogYesterday wasn't a great day in Oregon. Heavy rains flooded many towns (and some basements) and a series of bomb threats led to evacuatio...
Report finds state workers did not engage in political activity on state timeBy: Michelle Everhart-Sullivan State workers did not use paid work hours for political activity as previously suggested in news reports, ...
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