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A registered nurse treats an inmate for diabetes at San Quentin State Prison on June 14, 2007. SEIU Local 1000 represents registered nurses employed by the state.

The State Worker’s Top 10: What employees represented by SEIU Local 1000 earned

Published: Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 - 9:31 am

Contract talks and new public pension formulas made 2013 the Year of Employee Compensation on The State Worker blog, so it’s not surprising that two posts about pay for the 95,000 workers covered by SEIU Local 1000 were among our most-viewed items last year.

The 7th- and 5th-most viewed items of 2013 -- What California state workers earn: SEIU Local 1000, part 1 and part 2, respectively -- were part of a heavily-viewed series that looked at state employee pay by bargaining unit, a first for this blog since its 2008 launch. We plan to bring the series back this summer.

This is the fourth in a series of posts highlighting the most-viewed State Worker blog items of 2013.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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