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CA Controller Publishes 2017 Salary Data for City and County Governments

CA Controller Publishes 2017 Salary Data for City and County Governments

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced an update to the Government Compensation in California website, which now includes 2017 self-reported payroll data for cities and counties. The data cover 675,479 positions and a total of nearly $46 billion in 2017 wages for 54 counties and 473 cities. Users of the site can: View […]

Disincentive pay for teachers

Disincentive pay for teachers

    By Larry Sand When I first began to substitute teach in Los Angeles in 1985, I learned about “incentive pay.” If a sub was willing to go to “schools in need,” he could earn about 40 percent more than a regular sub. Rather impecunious at the time, I jumped at the opportunity. And […]

Response to Mayor Figg’s editorial on POA audit of Port Hueneme

Response to Mayor Figg’s editorial on POA audit of Port Hueneme

By William Stevenson   Mayor Figg, As a Police Officer for the Port Hueneme Police Department, I feel the utmost need to pen this response to your opinion letter. You state your interest is to retain our home town police department but are you familiar with the trouble we had keeping this home town police department […]

Labor Day Guest Editorial by union official

Labor Day Guest Editorial by union official

CA prisoner population down, guard pay up

CA prisoner population down, guard pay up

by John Seiler   Federal court orders forced California to cut its number of prisoners. That resulted in Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2011 “realignment” program, drugs which mainly shifted prisoners to local jails. Yet overall state prison-guard compensation is up sharply. Reported the San Diego U-T: Overtime hit a six-year high last year, allowing hundreds of prison […]