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Prison guards want ability to transfer to avoid valley fever

The union that represents state prison correctional officers said Friday that it asked the state months ago to make it easier for members at high-risk of contracting valley fever to transfer to other facilities — and never heard back. The statement came a day after federal health officials released a report saying that at Avenal



Statement from the Executive Council re: the 2013 MOU Tentative Agreement

Published on August 27, 2013, in Labor Line.

An official statement from the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) Executive Council (EC) regarding the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding Tentative Agreement for BU6 Members. The EC is asking all BU6 members to visit the Members Only website to review the Tentative Agreement online and submit any contract-related questions directly to CCPOA. CLICK HERE to



State, prison guards reach deal on new contract

Published on August 25, 2013, in Labor Line.

Caifornia’s state prison officers will receive a 4 percent pay raise and earn overtime more easily under the terms of a tentative agreement reached with Gov. Jerry Brown. The deal also allows the state to continue reassigning staff to cover vacancies and reduces the length of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s academy training. Jon



Governor Brown to Carry Out Negotiations with Public Worker Unions

Though California politics has been plagued with corporate and union misdealings, representing state workers is a priority for elected officials. Governor Jerry Brown recently reached out to a handful of public-worker unions last year to push his new tax plan, and now he has some contract issues to deal with. The governor will speak with



CCPOA’s spending focus: Beat Prop. 32, support Prop. 30

Published on November 29, 2012, in Labor Line.

Political spending by the California Correctional Peace Officers Association reflects how public employee unions faced a divided political battle on the Nov. 6 ballot. The 30,000-member prison and parole officer union’s Truth in American Government Fund split $700,000 of the $1 million it spent between two efforts: $350,000 went to Gov. Jerry Brown’s Yes on



Latest on CCI cutbacks

The California Correctional Institution has gotten a little emptier thanks to Assembly Bill 109, also known as California’s Prison Realignment Plan. Acting Warden Kim Holland announced at last week’s monthly Tehachapi Economic Development Council meeting that 76 staff members both from the custody and the non-custody ranks have been let go. Sixty-four of those layoffs



Peace officer employees given second chance at vacancies

By OPEC Staff, CDCR Posted by CDCR Star at 11:06 AM Tuesday, September 25, 2012 More than 4,000 letters are going out this week to CDCR employees who are being placed in another position or are facing layoff. Some employees facing layoff – those in peace officer categories – will be given another opportunity to



Important: PDD Days Reminder

Published on June 21, 2012, in Labor Line.

Just a reminder to all BU6 members – you need to use your PDD days by the following dates: Rank & File Members – MUST use PDD days before January 1, 2013 Supervisory Members – MUST use PDD days before July 1, 2012


The Next Union Battle in CA: Stopping Payroll Deductions for Political Spending

Published on June 17, 2012, in Labor Line.

In November you will be able to stop unions from stealing your paycheck and using the money to elect officials, who will then allow more outrageous anti-worker laws. Unions are anti-worker—they force good people to pay bribes to keep their jobs.  This is accomplished by government protecting and promoting organizations that steal from workers—unions. (Stealing



Jerry Brown names union rep to Personnel Administration post

Published on June 6, 2012, in Labor Line.

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a labor union representative to be deputy director of legislative affairs at the Department of Personnel Administration. The appointment of Nancy Farias, legislative director for Service Employees International Union Local 1000 since 2009, comes before the Legislature is expected this summer to consider pension changes proposed by Brown. The appointment