Union Deal To Increase State Worker Costs by $734.8M
A tentative agreement between Gov. Brown and SEIU Local 1000 will add about $734.8 million to the state's compensation costs from July 2013 through June 2016 for 95,000 employees, according to California Department of Human Resources estimates released last week. Higher health benefits costs will add $271 million alone. Union members must ratify the pact before it can take effect.
- "SEIU Deal Increases State Worker Costs by Nearly $735 Million" (Ortiz, "The State Worker," Sacramento Bee, 6/17).