State Employees

A California polling place

Labor Defeats Anti-Union Proposition 32

California voters have reaffirmed their support for unions in defeating a provision that would have banned the way labor traditionally raises money to fund political activity.


A view of the back of an Apple ipad tablet.  (Photo Illustration by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Cash-Strapped California Spending Thousands On iPads For State Workers

Controversy is brewing in Sacramento, over the hundreds of thousands of dollars in state funds apparently used to buy tech products for state employees.


California Governor Jerry Brown

State Lawmakers Get A Look At Brown’s Pension Reform Plan

Jerry Brown’s proposal mandates that public employees pay at least half the cost of their retirement plans.


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.



Oakland Federal Judge Rules For Gay Rights Backers In Health Suit

A federal judge has issued a favorable ruling for gay-rights advocates involving state employees and long-term health care.

CBS San Francisco–01/20/2011

How Will Gov-Elect Brown Deal With Furloughs?

Sunday marks the two year anniversary of Governor Schwarzenegger’s first ordering furloughs for state workers, and the unpaid days off have been worked into the upcoming budget, but all of that could change when Governor- Elect Jerry Brown takes office next month. Brown has opposed furlough days.


Schwarzenegger Sues to Enforce Minimum Wage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCBS)- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration has filed a new lawsuit in an attempt to force the state controller to pay California government workers the federal minimum wage.