The State Worker

May 30, 2014 12:35 PM

State scientists’ tentative deal adds $19 million to California payroll costs

A tentative labor agreement covering a few thousand state scientists would add about $19 million to California’s payroll expenditures over the next two years, according to a review by the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office.

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