Pension Reform Agreement-AB 340

DATE: September 13, 2012 TO: ATTENTION ALL SEIU LOCAL 1000 MEMBERS 2.5 AT 55 FROM:  Tim Chaney, SEIU 1000 DLC 771  Chief Steward SUBJECT: Pension Reform Agreement- AB 340 On September 12th , 2012 SEIU put out a document explaining the Pension Reform Agreement in which it addressed miscellaneous employees (members), but not safety employees [...]

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How California’s Prison Population Exploded

And why the costs of housing inmates skyrocketed at the same time.
By Joaquin Palomino

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Budget deal by Brown, Dems scraps tax election, may trigger cuts

Gov. Jerry Brown relinquished a cornerstone of his budget plan Monday by forfeiting a 2011 tax election and securing a deal with Democratic lawmakers that shortens the school year if tax revenues fall short of optimistic projections.

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No budget deal, but Jerry Brown says vote will take place

Gov. Jerry Brown said tonight he is “perplexed” that he has been unable to reach a budget deal, but he said the Legislature will vote on a spending plan Wednesday, the constitutional deadline.

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Calif. tax hike poll; union contracts; unions, banks share budget crises blame

Reporting from Sacramento– California voters want government employees to give up some retirement benefits to help ease the state’s financial problems, favoring a cap on pensions and a later age for collecting them, according to a new poll.

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Jerry Brown tells state workers to take Republicans to lunch

“If every SEIU member would take a Republican to lunch, maybe we would be in better shape,” Brown said in a telephone town hall that the union said reached thousands of employees.

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