The State Worker: What California state workers earn: The grand finale

agebert@sacbee.comJuly 3, 2013 

Blanche Espinoza, of Stockton, writes a message on a banner in support of state workers as a large group of SEIU Local 1000 members and supporters gathered at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 to protest the proposed cut to their salaries to the federal minimun wage.

HECTOR AMEZCUA — hamezcua@sacbee.com

With state worker unions at the bargaining table negotiating with Gov. Jerry Brown for more pay, among other issues, The State Worker has been running a series looking at what the state workforce earned in 2011 and 2012.

There are still 10 bargaining units at the negotiating table after contracts for most state workers expired Monday. The only contract to be renegotiated so far, that for the nine bargaining units represented by SEIU Local 1000, is still awaiting ratification. Local 1000 members will continue voting on the contract through next Monday.

Salaries are a big negotiating point for unions after years of pay cuts, furloughs and personal leave time.

Below are the links for the series, which shows salary statistics for each bargaining unit:

SEIU Local 1000, Part 1 SEIU Local 1000, Part 2 State Lawyers Highway patrol officers Prison and parole officers Law enforcement Firefighters Engineers Scientists Operating engineers Doctors and dentists Psychiatric technicians Health and social services

Also, check out The Bee's state worker pay database here.

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