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Workplace Issues Today: Brown bargains contracts, faces critics

After California Governor Jerry Brown failed to meet targets he had outlined for savings in union contracts, critics are saying that he let the unions take advantage. the Governor says that he did the best he could, and that he never intended to reach the figures outlined in the budget. Brown had predicted that he would reduce take home pay by 10%, but only reduced it between 3-5%. Now some legislators say that he will have trouble getting the contracts ratified by the Legislature, saying that most Republicans will not vote to pass the contracts. The Governor says that there was only so much he could do and that this was it.

See “Jerry Brown falls short on union contracts,” by George Skelton, Los Angeles Times, Apr 25 2011 (SD)

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