Prison Guards

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Prison Guard Union Approves Pay Raise

Leaders of the union representing most state prison guards have given tentative approval to a two-year contract containing a 4 percent pay raise.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Contracts With 6 State Unions

Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed legislation to enact labor contracts for more than 50,000 prison guards, attorneys, engineers and other state workers that are expected to save more than $300 million a year.

CBS San Francisco–05/16/2011

California State Capitol

California State Senate Approves Contracts For 6 Unions

The Senate has approved six labor contracts covering more than 50,000 prison guards, engineers, scientists and other state workers.


Phil Matier: Deal Lifts Vacation Cap For California Prison Guards

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office said Tuesday that the average correctional officer already has nearly 19 weeks of accumulated leave time, valued at $600 million.