You can’t deny it. The California State Legislature is in the pocket of the California Orthodontic Peace Officers Association. The parties have set aside their progressive or financially conservative rhetoric again to approve a favorable contract for California prison guards.
Governor Gavin Newsom, among other things, has signed a bill allowing an immediate 5.58% increase and next year’s 2.5% increase.
Senate Bill 159 easily cleared both the State Senate and Congress. On the one hand, you can count the number of negative votes. None of them were Republicans.
As a nonpartisan legislative analyst office said last month, California prison officers “received a total compensation 40% higher than local government prison officers.”
The results of this survey are based on the last compensation survey conducted in 2013. Since then, CCPO A has been able to win some significant salary increases.
State law requires that a compensation survey be conducted to justify the types of general salary increases included in the contract, but this is not done, so it is 2013 data.
“Based on what the administration provided, the state legislature [general salary increases] What has been established under the proposed agreement is appropriate, and how rising wages affect the state’s position in the labor market and its ability to hire and retain employees, “the LAO reported. “In 2019, we couldn’t find any evidence to justify a prison officer’s salary increase … we’re not aware of any new evidence to provide such justification.”
Of course, Congress clearly doesn’t care about complying with the law or justifying allies of the public-sector trade union with cash.
As a result of their actions, prison spending continues to rise, even though California’s prison population has declined.
Unfortunately, progressives who talk a lot about justice and investing in communities are hard to find when it’s time to pay off a prison guards union.
And Republicans who are willing to talk about reckless spending and the negative effects of Sacramento’s civil service union are willing to take part in the gift.
As I wrote last month, this is not surprising. CCPOA is a civil servant union that still spends a lot of money. We spent a lot of money to support Governor Gavin Newsom and donated to both candidates and political parties.
CCPOA benefits from Democrats’ preference for unions and Republicans’ weakness in receiving union funding from law enforcement agencies, regardless of how corrupt the Democratic influence is.
Unfortunately, this practice continues until voters are responsible for giving lawmakers apparently usable money for more productive purposes.
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