State Worker Furloughs Ending, But Damage Already Done To FamiliesThrough four years of furloughs, Theresa and her husband have been trying to make ends meet, even finding it difficult to pay their utility bill. Now, even with furloughs over, they’re packing up boxes because their home is going back to the bank.
State Worker Free Following Fraud Arrest, 2nd Still Behind BarsA state worker walked out of jail one day after he and another state employee were arrested on allegations of taking bribes.
State Workers Arrested In Fraud, Kickback InvestigationStephanie Clark, an employee of the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Danny Compson, a Caltrans worker, are both facing fraud and corruption charges after an anonymous tip.
On The Money: State Park Employees Caught Bowling While On The ClockTaxpayers paid to fly state employees from Southern California to Sacramento, where they went bowling when their plane landed, and our "On The Money" cameras caught them red handed.
Study Finds State Workers’ Benefits Grow 3 Times Faster Than Private SectorThe Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is releasing findings after poring over state worker pay between 2005 and 2010.
Pension Reform Measures Grilled During Workers' Labor Day BarbecueWorking and retired state employees were grilling more than hotdogs at their annual Labor Day picnic on Monday. They were also grilling a decision by state lawmakers to approve the biggest cutback in their benefits in state history.
Governor Unveils Aggressive Pension Reform PlanGov. Jerry Brown unveiled details of his pension proposal Thursday that seeks to move new California state workers to a hybrid system where guaranteed benefits are combined with a 401(k)-style plan and would raise the retirement age from 55 to 67 for civil workers, as union leaders lined up to oppose his plans.
SEIU Under Attack From Inside OutThe SEIU, California’s most powerful state worker’s union, is under attack from the inside out, but members say they’re giving themselves a pay raise.
State Worker Contracts Pass Legislature After Speed BumpsThe Senate has approved six labor contracts covering more than 50,000 prison guards, engineers, scientists and other state workers even as some lawmakers expressed concern that they do not save as much money as originally hoped.
Commission: Freeze Pensions For California WorkersA California watchdog agency on Thursday called on the governor and Legislature to freeze pension benefits for current state and local government workers and overhaul the existing system, as the debate over retirement benefits for public employees has exploded nationwide.