Remaining Calif. Employee Unions Reach Agreement

SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — All state employee unions now have contracts or tentative agreements after the last three bargaining groups reached deals with the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown.

They agreed to pension and wage concessions in return for not being furloughed more than one day a month.

Department of Personnel Administration Director Ron Yank announced Friday that agreements were reached with unions representing engineers, scientists and building maintenance workers.

Under those deal, which still need to be ratified by the membership, employees will pay 3 to 5 percent more toward their pension costs. They also will take one day of unpaid leave each month for a year.

The state said the changes will cut employee pay 8 to 10 percent. The contracts last from April 1 of this year to July 1, 2013.

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