Category Archives: California Budget

UPWA Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to negotiate with unions that backed him


As a state employee in the CSU I read this piece with an entirely different perspective. Not all state employees are in the same boat. For exmple, they state the average salary for state employees is $70,777. The average for … Continue reading

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CAPS Rank and File Fighting Union Caucus Election Bulletin #5


August 30, 2011 CAPS Rank and File Fighting Union Caucus Election  Bulletin #5 BUILD RANK AND FILE DEMOCRACY ELECT  WILL WRIGHT PRESIDENT, CHARLES RACHLIS VICE PRESIDENT & GIORGIO COSENTINO TREASURER  How CAPS leadership and Blanning and Baker have colluded to … Continue reading

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CAPS Rank and File fighting union election Bulletin #2


 CAPS Rank and File fighting union election Bulletin #2 Brother and Sister CAPS members, Last November the CAPS board and Staffers ran their little dog and pony show across the state to sell to the membership the very same rotten … Continue reading

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CAPS Rank and File fighting union caucus bulletin #1 1 Attachment


Pasted below is the the first campaign statement released by the CAPS Fighting Union Caucus slate composed of Will Wright and Charles Rachlis.In order to be sucessful a complete change of the board is required. To date 50 CAPS members … Continue reading

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Time to start shaking it up!


I know we all took a whooping in the last contract go round. We all finally got a look at our pay checks after we were taken from three furlough days to one forced Personal Leave Day off a month. … Continue reading

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CAPS Court Strategy Loses-California state scientists lose court appeal over pay


“California state scientists lose court appeal over pay ShareBee Metro Staff Published: Friday, May. 27, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 4A Fourteen classifications of state scientists who say they are legally entitled to salary adjustments will have to find … Continue reading

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Rank and File protest leadership at AFL-CIO Western Regional


Rank and File labor activists protest at the Western Regional AFL-CIO conference April 9th 2011. by Charles Rachlis 4/22/11 Member: CAPS(California Association of Professional Scientists), CA Department Of Public Health Rank and File labor activists including: SF City painters, ILWU longshoreman, EBay Mud … Continue reading

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