The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 8, 2012
The Roundup: How Prop. 32 helped Prop. 30; $5 trillion public pension debt; Mich. union initiative loses

The Roundup: How Prop. 32 helped Prop. 30; $5 trillion public pension debt; Mich. union initiative loses

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Thu, Nov 08 2012 08:29:24

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The State Worker: Did move to rein in California unions backfire? - The Sacramento BeeDid a handful of wealthy conservative interests set out to undermine California unions with a statewide ballot measure only to see it bac...
Elections Update: Labor Relations and the Pollsauthor: Marta Moakley, XpertHR Legal Editor] Constituencies in a number of states have made their votes known regarding hot topic labor r...
Unions make statement in Calif., defeat Prop. 32 - The Sacramento BeeAfter scalding defeats this year from Wisconsin to Indiana, organized labor held its ground in California and beat back the latest attemp...

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Storified by Jon Ortiz · Thu, Nov 08 2012 08:24:28

Lower pension costs still priority for Carlsbad votersAdam Pollack,San Diego Public Policy Examiner Adam Benjamin Pollack is a San Diego native dedicated to the great sentences on civil socie...
$5 Trillion Price Tag for Public PensionsAs strapped state and local governments scramble for ways to balance their budgets, it's become very clear that it will be impossible for...
Rep. Rehwinkel Vasilinda talks state worker raisesNewly re-elected House District 9 Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda said she will consider a bipartisan budget on the condition that stat...

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