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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 27, 2013
The Roundup: March trial looms in Stockton pension dispute; ME struggles to recruit; OR union wants more pay and vacation

The Roundup: March trial looms in Stockton pension dispute; ME struggles to recruit; OR union wants more pay and...

Storified by Jon Ortiz· Wed, Feb 27 2013 06:33:01

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Stockton's CalPERS payments will be tested in March bankruptcy trial - The Sacramento BeeStockton is going to have to prove in court that it's broke, going up against angry Wall Street creditors who say the city is improperly ...
State trying to count parolees who have ditched GPS trackersSACRAMENTO - California corrections officials, expressing concern over a rise in paroled sex offenders disabling their GPS tracking devic...
Stateline - Infographic: State and Local Government Employment TrendsState and local governments have shed 681,000 jobs since their peak in August 2008, by far the steepest drop of any recession in the last...

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Arizona Senate chief says union bills are priorityAn effort to limit the ability of unions to collect fees directly from the paychecks of employees is a priority for state and national Re...
SEIU presents list of demands including higher wages, more vacationThe state's largest public-sector union released a list of its bargaining demands on Thursday, and a few of them venture outside the trad...
Maine's finance chief says freeze on state workers' pay makes it hard to recruit employeesAUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage's finance chief told the Legislature's budget-writing committee Tuesday that the continuing lack of mer...
Report: Jobs with livable wages increasingly scarce in MaineAUGUSTA, Maine - The gap between wages paid in Maine and what it costs to live here is widening to catastrophic levels, according to a ne...
I-Team 10: State overtime soars | www.WHEC.comPosted at: 02/26/2013 6:10 AM | Updated at: 02/26/2013 7:21 PM By: Brett Davidsen | WHEC.com The governor says the cost of state governme...
Union: Cuts threat wrongALBANY â The Teamsters local that represents state Thruway Authority workers has filed an unfair labor complaint alleging its membe...
Abercrombie's contract quips steam teachers Hawaii News, Honolulu, Honolulu News, Sports, Editorial, Features, Travel and Business - Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Hawaii NewspaperHawaii teachers say they were shocked and angered to hear Gov. Neil Abercrombie tell a group of the nation's governors that the state may...
UH faculty union to cut ties with national group Hawaii News, Honolulu, Honolulu News, Sports, Editorial, Features, Travel and Business - Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Hawaii NewspaperThe University of Hawaii's faculty union has voted to end its affiliation with the National Education Association, despite serious concer...

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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 jortiz@sacbee.com.

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