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AB-14 Update

Published on August 20, 2009, in Labor Line.

In a memo to the State Board, CCPOA Executive Vice President Chuck Alexander said: "This afternoon, the Senate voted to pass Assembly Bill 14 (see link below) related to the CDCR changes that have been in the news of late. The vote in the Senate was 21-19 with no Republican support. This Bill now goes



Rural Health Care Equity Program

Published on August 7, 2009, in Labor Line.

The $14.6 million General Fund reduction reflects the elimination of the Rural Health Care Equity Program effective August 1, 2009. This program provided a payment to employees who live in rural areas to cover higher health care cost due to the lack of managed care providers in many rural areas of the state… Options and



Federal Court Ruling

Published on August 4, 2009, in Labor Line.

In a letter from Chuck Alexander to the State Board: "Today, at 1400 hours, the Federal Court issued its ruling from the three judge panel regarding CDCR overcrowding and Constitutional issues associated with same. (See attached) The ruling is rather lengthy and is currently being reviewed by the legal team at CB&M who were our



MOU Information/Update

Published on July 22, 2009, in Labor Line.

Memo from Chuck Alexander: “Unit 6 Members – This is written and posted to clarify the misconceptions regarding the recently proposed contract to the State. As indicated in the previously posted letters regarding this issue, the State has thus far rejected our proposal…” View the Update


MOU Information/Update

Published on July 14, 2009, in Labor Line.

DPA rejects important MOU offer from CCPOA. Click below to read the rejection letter from DPA and CCPOA's response… View the Update


“Donning and Doffing” Update

Published on May 29, 2009, in Labor Line.

This is a quick update to some of the major issues CCPOA has pending in various court venues. Donning and Doffing/Walk Time – This case deals with the compensability for the time it takes members to "don" gear required for the job and the time to get to and from a "post." This case is




Published on May 1, 2009, in Labor Line.

On Dec. 19, 2008, due to the state’s mounting fiscal crisis, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued Executive Order S-16-08, which implemented two furlough days per month for all state workers. These two days are effective Feb. 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. CCPOA challenged the legality of the order as it applied to Bargaining Unit Six




Published on April 30, 2009, in Labor Line.

Why is my overtime affected when I burn leave credits? With the passage of the 2009-2010 budget, the state Legislature added Section 19844.1 to the Government Code, which now states "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, personal leave, sick leave, annual leave, vacation, bereavement leave, holiday leave, and any other paid or unpaid leave, shall



Governor to lay off workers if no budget deal

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will send layoff warnings to 20,000 state workers Friday if the Legislature has not approved a deal to close California’s $42 billion gap, the governor’s spokesman said today. “We don’t have a budget and there’s only a few things that the governor can do to save the state money,” said Aaron McLear,



Schwarzenegger: Layoffs coming if no budget by Friday

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration warned Tuesday that it will begin proceedings to lay off thousands of state workers if the governor and legislative leaders do not reach a budget deal by Friday. Notices would go to employees with the least seniority in the state’s corrections and health and human services departments, as well as in