Focus on the Facts

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Focus on the Facts

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Focus on the Facts: Size of Government

Is state government spending out of control?
Why do people believe state spending is ballooning out of control?

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Focus on the Facts: Update from Local 1000 Legal and Contracts Departments

Members of Local 1000’s Legal and Contracts departments bring you a special presentation with updates on Local 1000 litigation regarding furloughs and holidays, plus information on Local 1000’s departmental campaigns.

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Will baby boomers drain public pension funds?

No, because defined-benefit plans are paid for in advance by each employee.

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How do furloughs hurt?

By draining millions of dollars from the economy and causing layoffs.

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Shrinking pay of state workers

State worker salaries are not keeping up with inflation.

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Are state-retiree pensions too generous?

Most Local 1000 members collect modest pensions.

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Is California’s state workforce too big?

California actually hires fewer civil-service workers per capita than most states.

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Do private prisons cost less?

Private prisons are not the bargain supporters say they are.

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What are the true earnings of California State Workers?

Rank-and-file workers take home a median salary less than $60,000 a year.

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Proposition 35: Its development and effects on outsourcing

Proposition 35, approved by voters in 2000, expanded the state’s ability to hire private contractors for public works projects. See background on the proposition here and get a timeline on legal challenges.

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