March 3, 1999 |
A union representing almost half of all state workers reached a tentative, short-term accord Tuesday that grants the civil servants a 5.5% raise starting April 1--their first increase since 1995. Jim Hard, director of the Civil Service division of the California State Employees Assn., said union leaders will recommend that the 80,000 affected workers approve the pact, which would expire June 30. "It's definitely the best deal we could get, under difficult circumstances," Hard said. Gov.
February 9, 1999 |
The largest union of California state workers has voted to rescind its strike authorization and to oust the leader who advocated a walkout over pay issues, union officials said Monday. Directors of the California State Employees Assn., representing more than 80,000 active civil servants, plus thousands more retirees and employees at state universities, met in a closed session Friday and voted to revoke the strike authorization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1992 |
Members of the California State Employees Assn. voted Wednesday to reject a pay cut proposed by Gov. Pete Wilson and authorized union leaders to call a strike. With about half of the 23,000 ballots counted, about 94% favored rejecting Wilson's budget-balancing proposal, said CSEA spokeswoman Pat McConahay. Despite the lopsided vote, union officials said no strike was imminent, no date for a walkout was set and negotiations to resolve differences would continue.
November 10, 1991 |
When Gov. Pete Wilson asked state employees to help solve the budget problem by taking a 5% pay cut and making other concessions, the proposal was met with anger, derision and firm opposition by all state employee unions except one. Standing alone was the California Correctional Peace Officers Assn., which represents 21,500 prison guards and probation officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1990 |
Employees of the state Economic Development Department office in Anaheim are upset with the union that represents them and are seeking a retraction for what they call a "distorted" portrayal of their office environment. The employees say that two weeks ago, when a union representative was arrested at their office, the union used the situation to claim that workers were being unfairly treated by office management.
October 5, 1989 |
A federal judge Wednesday dismissed the heart of the nation's largest comparable worth lawsuit, setting back a union's claim that California deliberately underpaid thousands of women in female-dominated state jobs. U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel--who once served as legal counsel for the National Organization for Women--ruled in San Francisco that the California State Employees' Assn. had failed to prove deliberate sex discrimination in state salaries.