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Well California is on the verge of fiscal collapse but it's a very different story for nurse at a prison in that state and -- there.
Named Jean -- reportedly made it 270000.
Dollars tripling her salary would overtime hours.
This is California faces a seventeen point six billion dollar budget deficit and is facing draconian cuts and layoffs but.
Oakland New York City Teamsters.
Presidency and He hopes says don't blame the unions -- California she joins is that setting -- was -- the head of the Teamsters unfortunately.
That's -- I think maybe eventually our.
What do you think it.
I can't stand it when union contracts get blamed for incompetent management and that's what's going on here.
Clearly they should have been making decisions to staff better instead of having somebody work ridiculous amount of these.
Leon -- -- win union officials and it California government officials I mean the union officials are right in there.
They weren't -- for less money.
Now that everybody's covered by overtime laws are contracts.
Everybody in the private sector as well its management but there is a.
400 pay bonuses in the state of California that that government workers can get 400.
Different pay bonuses some.
Based on clothing allowances some base and retention bonuses.
If you speak more than one language yet -- 400 different pay bonuses that that union official union people can tap -- -- While this is bargain with the state of California and this is these are contracts that have been in place for years and my understanding is there's been a budget crisis in California for quite a long time but like when United States -- -- -- Republicans and Democrats -- third obliges us yeah something about that quite as what do you know about it while you hire people let's straight time you've staff spoke with -- -- wherever it is that there -- -- go shopping I'm be brought into the bargaining table back again and saying we eat we need to get rid of these pay bonuses.
I don't know about the pay bonuses over time is what everybody's covered by they can make decisions on whether or not -- Staffed -- staff enough people a lot of these places are a lot of companies not just the state are.
Forcing people to work lots of overtime so they don't have to add headcount.
But here's a here's the bottom line saying this is -- figure that people see in California State workers' average income is 58340.
Dollars the average for all workers in the state of California is 42000.
I -- people see that public servants.
Are getting about 35%.
More than they are.
And they are furious of.
I would be too and I think that they need to look at some of the management salaries and and this is you know what they're looking at they're going back -- -- -- We're wondering where it all began I mean again Republicans Democrats.
When collective bargaining began in the state of California for public workers and Jerry Brown actually He was governor back -- this is thirty years ago.
That's when a lot of people say these deals remain off.
Public workers should never have collective bargaining rights.
Alright as FDR to us as FDR himself -- others argued back and and -- way thirties and this is proof of why don't on on out this is where management makes decisions and the contract -- -- -- they get all that is that you can't use that man.
Management in this case -- taxpayers that's the different with the difference all public education inspiring it's not private individuals and I taxpayers there isn't plenty of nonunion employees in the government that are making ridiculous salaries to they're all watching each -- back as far as I agree I really need to review the whole thing not collected with the collective bargaining not allowed for these 400 and I.
I don't see any you Trace that all back to that period I think collective bargaining right that gays -- I'm the right gave them that power to make these deals that are now giving them much more than ever we may.
Individual -- at least when you have it in writing and it's applied fairly then that's that's something that if someone aspires to.
Gaining knowledge and then applying it on their job they should get -- you -- Sandy will get a chance to see whether your writer -- right because we we know a lot of states like Wisconsin are gonna be.
Eliminating collective party right I'll -- it's a Iran's we will see if -- states get their affairs in order as a result of that wouldn't we all be better off.
-- -- estates at -- collective bargaining that are in much worse shape and you need to look worse than California like a lot worse shape in the south and lots of that have terrible I don't.