Workers around the state received the following or similar emails today in the ongoing campaign of lies by HR which continues to tell workers they have no right to strike;
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2014 12:21 PM
To: a whole bunch of state workers All Exchange Users
Subject: Informational Picketing
We (HR) have been notified that International Union of Operating Engineers – State Bargaining Unit (BU) 13 employees intend to engage in informational picketing on Monday, August 11, 2014. You are permitted to participate in informational picketing if you are doing so on your own time (e.g., before or after work, or if you have been approved for leave.) Please be advised that job actions such as strikes or sickouts are expressly prohibited by every labor contract between the state and exclusive bargaining representatives.
For more information, see the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website for frequently asked questions regarding informational picketing, and job actions, at:
If you have any questions, please contact your supervisor or Office of Labor Relations.
Human Resources Branch
Sacramento, CA 95899-7378
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