The State Worker

May 20, 2014

State equipment operators’ new agreement would hike state payroll by about $8 million

Raises for the state’s building-equipment operaters will add a total $7.9 million to the government’s payroll costs over the next two years, according to an assessment of a tentative agreement between their union and Gov. Jerry Brown.

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