JUDGE BLOCKS SCHWARZENEGGER ‘S MINIMUM WAGE ORDER FOR STATE WORKERS

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July 16, 2010 (San Diego) – Today, Sacramento County Superior Court Patrick Marlette denied a request by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to force State Controller John Chiang to reduce state workers’ pay to the federal minimum wage. The ruling could affect 200,000 California state employees.
 

A hearing on the issues is set for July 26 with a full hearing at a date to be determined in August, the Sacramento Bee reports. Schwarzenegger has sought to drastically reduce workers’ pay until the Legislature passes a state budget.

 

Chiang has sued to prevent the pay cuts. Whether the full court will opt to “terminate” the Governor’s plans remains to be seen.