Calif.’s Public Health Infrastructure Is At Stake if State Scientists Do Not Get Equal Pay, Opinion Pieces Argues
California should become "a national leader in economic equity and environmental stewardship by acting on pay parity for all state scientists," Martin Snider -- research scientist with the state Department of Toxic Substances Control and a member of California Association of Professional Scientists -- writes in an opinion piece. Snider notes that "[w]orkers represented by [CAPS] earn about 40% less than scientists in comparable local and federal government jobs and those represented by the state engineers' union." If pay parity for state scientists is not achieved, "the future of the state's merit-based civil service system and the scientific infrastructure to sustain California's public health, environmental protection and economic growth" is at stake, he adds.
- "State Scientists Are Getting Stiffed on Pay" (Snider, "Soapbox," Sacramento Bee, 1/11).