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Resolutions & Amendments

38th International Convention - San Francisco, CA (2008)

Terminate Schwarzenegger's Minimum Wage Order

Resolution No. 98
38th International Convention
Moscone West
July 28 - August 1, 2008
San Francisco, CA

Governor Schwarzenegger’s cynical Executive Order to slash California state workers’ salaries to the Federal minimum wage of $6.55/hour is a senseless diversion designed to shift blame from his own party’s failure to balance the California budget; and

Such a Draconian measure would seriously damage the lives of hundreds of thousands of AFSCME members and other state workers, preventing them from maintaining their homes, their children’s education, and their way of life; and

This Order would necessarily cause state workers to seek other employment, and thereby reduce the already compromised ability of the State of California and its Government to operate effectively; and

There are more logical and cost effective means to reduce California’s budget deficit of $15.2 billion dollars, including the raising of revenues.

That AFSCME will mobilize its forces to help lead the fight to nullify Governor Schwarzenegger’s Executive Order.

SUBMITTED BY: Stuart Bussey, MD, JD, President and Delegate
AFSCME Local 206

Alice Goff, President and Delegate
AFSCME Local 3090, Council 36