A new California state worker union? Legislative staff could organize under new bill

Source: Sacramento Bee Reporter Wes Venteicher

“I’ve gotten up there and spoken about rights for our farmworkers, for our child care workers, for in-home support services to have a voice, and it seems very hypocritical,” said Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento, a co-author of the proposal.

Employees of the California State Legislature would get the right to unionize for the first time under a proposal introduced Monday. The people who work for California state departments, known as rank-and-file civil service employees, received the right 45 years ago to unionize and collectively bargain over their pay, benefits and working conditions. But the 1977 Ralph C. Dills Act didn’t include the roughly 1,900 employees of the Legislature, who are still forbidden from organizing.

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