California jobs records show many full-time state workers are moonlighting with second jobs in the same department.
California voters are being asked to starve unions of the tens of millions of dollars they use to finance campaigns and political organizing, as the nation’s largest state wades into the national debate over labor clout.
The bulk of the projected savings in the pension-reform deal announced by Gov. Jerry Brown won’t be felt for decades because most of the proposed changes will affect employees who have yet to be hired.
California’s State Controller John Chiang has released another report showing the high salaries of some state employees.
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.
The Senate has approved six labor contracts covering more than 50,000 prison guards, engineers, scientists and other state workers.
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.
More than a dozen state agencies paid some of their top executives more than $300,000 in 2009. That information comes as part of an ambitious effort by the state controller to make government employee compensation public after last year’s scandal in Bell.
A shrinking state work force has prompted Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman to revise the number of state government positions she wants to eliminate.
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.