State extends layoff date for members impacted by building sale
1:24 PM - January 24, 2011


Intense lobbying by Local 1000 members forced the state to extend its layoff date for employees working within the 11 building complexes considered for sale under a budget scheme by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. 
The state extended its effective layoff date by sixty days from March 30 to May 1, 2011, to allow Gov. Jerry Brown more time to review the proposal. The extension allows us additional time to assist members in finding other job opportunities if the sale goes through. Preventing the sale will protect hundreds of members from layoff.

Schwarzenegger and the Legislature approved the building sale in last year’s budget. We have been against the plan from the beginning because the $1.3 billion in short-term relief does not factor in the additional $6 billion in debt added into future state budgets. The state intends to continue meetings with us to mitigate the impact of the possible sale.

Buildings considered for sale include:

Attorney General Building located at 1300 I Street, Sacramento
California Emergency Management Agency Building located at 3650 Schreiver, Rancho Cordova
Capitol Area East End Complex, located in Sacramento, at all of the following locations:

Block 225 located at 1430 N Street, Sacramento
Block 171 located at 1501 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento
Block 172 located at 1500 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento
Block 173 located at 1615 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento
Block 174 located at 1616 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento
The parking facility located at 1214 17th Street, Sacramento

Elihu M. Harris Building located at 1515 Clay Street, Oakland
Franchise Tax Board Complex located at 9645 Butterfield Way, Sacramento
San Francisco Civic Center, also known as the Earl Warren / Hiram Johnson Building, at both of the following locations:

350 McAllister Street, San Francisco
455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco

New Junipero Serra State Building located at 320 West 4th Street, Los Angeles
Department of Justice Building located at 4949 Broadway, Sacramento
Public Utilities Commission Building, also known as the Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Building, located at 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Judge Joseph A. Rattigan Building located at 50 D Street, Santa Rosa
Ronald Reagan State Building located at 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles