The State Worker

January 16, 2014 12:00 AM

The State Worker: California state scientists union holding out for parity pay

The union representing 3,000 California state scientists heads back to the bargaining table to press Gov. Jerry Brown for substantial raises. He’s done it for key jobs represented by other unions, but will he open the wallet again?

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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.

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