The State Worker

November 1, 2013

Chuck Reed asks California lawmakers, ‘Call me’

As reported earlier this week, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed recently sent a letter to more than a dozen public employee union leaders, asking for a sit-down to talk about his pension proposal for the November 2014 ballot.

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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.