The State Worker

December 23, 2013

Judge says San Jose can’t alter current employees’ pensions

A judge has ruled that San Jose can’t carry out a voter-approved plan that would have required current city employees to pay more to keep their pensions at current benefit levels or switch to a less-generous plan prospectively. Accrued benefits wouldn’t have been touched.

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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.