The State Worker

October 31, 2013

The State Worker: Pension crusader Chuck Reed reaches out to unions

In a Nixon-goes-to-China move, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed recently sent letters to the leaders of a dozen state employee unions and the California Teachers Association, asking them to meet with him to talk about pensions.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog 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 or 916-321-1043. Twitter: @TheStateWorker.