The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

June 13, 2013
The Roundup: SEIU labor deal; CalPERS loses $52 million lawsuit

HA_newspapers3808.JPGThe State Worker: Here's the case for SEIU pay raises
Now that SEIU Local 1000 has negotiated an across-the-board pay bump for the 95,000 employees it represents, the inevitable question follows: Is it a sensible agreement? - The Sacramento Bee

CalPERS loses lawsuit, must pay $52 million
CalPERS was ordered to pay about $52 million to a former business partner in a dispute over fees generated by an investment in a string of Florida nursing homes. -The Sacramento Bee

Florida prison officers win $603,000 settlement
The state has worked out a $603,000 settlement with the federal government to settle a long-running dispute with the union representing prison guards, compensating them for time spent preparing for going to and from their duty stations. - The Current

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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


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