The State Worker

November 7, 2013

California unions to San Jose mayor: Drop your pension initiative

It took a while, but the leading union coalition in the ongoing battle over California’s public pension policy has answered Mayor Chuck Reed’s invitation to meet with a letter that could be summed up in three words: “Take a hike.”

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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.