Planned Strike By California State Workers Called Off

SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — California’s largest public-employee union is calling off a one-day strike it had planned for Monday.

The Service Employees International Union Local 1000 says in an announcement Friday that negotiators from the union and the state “both feel we have found a pathway forward.”

The announcement came shortly after Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei declined to intervene to block the strike. The Public Employment Relations Board and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration had requested a court order prohibiting essential workers from going on strike.

Instead, Cadei continued a hearing on the matter until December 13th.

The Service Employees International Union Local 1000 had urged the nearly 100,000 state workers it represents to skip work on Monday and picket.

The union said the strike was to protest what it deems bad-faith bargaining by the state, which Brown’s administration denies.

Joe DeAnda, a spokesman for the California Department of Human Resources, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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