One of the last unions to reach a tentative labor pact with Gov. Jerry Brown is confronting a new hurdle to ratifying a contract: state computer spam filters.
California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment – or CASE – informed its members that the period to vote on the deal has been extended one week until 11:59 p.m. on August 28 with the results announced the next day.
“(I)t appears that the firewalls and/or spam filters of some State departments are blocking e-mail messages originating from Votenet (email@example.com) that contain the tentative agreement ratification ballot,” the union’s board said in a Thursday email to members.
The message instructs employees who haven’t received a ballot to call the CASE office with a personal email address or to email the union with “BALLOT PROBLEM” in the subject line.
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“Upon receipt of your request we will update your file and direct the elections company to send you a new ballot,” the union email says. “Please note that it may take 24 to 48 hours for you to receive a new ballot.”