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Friday, May 22, 2009

California Financial Crisis and SEIU

From what I gather SEIU boss, Andy Stern, is not a real nice guy and some of the SEIU tactics are more reminiscent of a 30's gangster movie or the early Hoffa Teamsters than what you'd expect in 2009 America. Be that as it may, Google Reader just brought me an interesting WTH post on THE UNION LABEL BLOG. WTH (Warner Todd Huston) attributes his post to the Jon Ortiz The State Worker blog on the Sacramento Bee site.

The interesting tidbit both report:

Ortiz notes that on page 18 of the overview of the 2009-10 state budget, the report suggests the following:

The Legislature could direct the administration to score budgetary savings if it chooses not to approve the labor agreements proposed by the Governor with the state employee units represented by Service Employees International Union Local 1000. (These agreements reduce the number of furlough days for these state workers from two days per month to one day per month.) In addition, the Legislature could reduce state employee salaries by an additional 4.6 percent in 2009-10 for more General Fund savings.

Someone in the state's Legislative Analyst's Office grew a pair and decided to "tell it like it is" It remains to be seen what the SEIU reaction is going to be.

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