California’s largest public employee union says it has reached a tentative agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown on a new three-year contract that includes raises for 95,000 state workers.
Some fliers headed to Los Angeles International Airport, and other destinations were met with long delays on the first day of staffing cuts for air traffic controllers because of government spending reductions.
The state employee furloughs started under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger greatly increased the cash-out liabilities owed by California taxpayers when those workers leave government service.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a furlough order for more than 11,000 state workers whose unions have yet to reach a deal for a 5 percent wage cut.
With the end of the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration last week, work is expected to resume on hundreds of airport construction projects across the country, including a new control tower at Oakland International Airport.
Construction remains halted on Oakland International Airport’s new control tower as the FAA shutdown is expected to continue into September.
Despite the uncertainty over state funding, schools in the San Jose Unified School District will be in session for a full 180 days and there will be no teacher furloughs.
The San Jose Unified School District announced Friday that it will close two adult education campuses so it can restore five furlough days in regular classes.
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors was expected to sign off on an order Tuesday, requiring attorneys in the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s to take 12 furlough days between January and June, 2011.
It was a two out of three decision for Gov. Schwarzenegger, after the California Supreme Court on Monday upheld his order to furlough state workers. KCBS’ Doug Sovern is on the Campaign Watch, where he reports it was a major victory for part of the governor’s budgeting plans.