Monday, October 12, 2015

Another Veto

From the Daily Bruin: Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a Senate bill Friday that would have required the University of California to pay contracted workers the same wages and benefits as existing University-hired employees. The bill, proposed by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) in April, would have also raised total compensation for contracted employees to match that of the UC employees who perform comparable work at the relevant campus, medical center or laboratory. Earlier this month, UC President Janet Napolitano sent a letter to Brown urging him to veto the bill. The University predicted the bill would cost between $48 and $60 million annually, although the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees 3299, which represents UC service workers and patient care workers, claimed the bill would cost about $9 million annually...

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The vetoed bill is at

The governor's veto message is at 

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