The State Worker

November 28, 2013

The State Worker: Battle over pensions goes local

San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s proposed public pension ballot measure absorbed another political hit this week, this time from about two dozen local politicians who have asked him to drop the idea.

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Jon Ortiz chronicles civil-service life for California state workers

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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.