SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement today regarding the Administration's memo to state agency and department heads regarding minimum wage for state employees:
"I have said consistently that the collective bargaining table is the appropriate and effective venue for the Governor to pursue changes to public employee's benefits and wages, and the agreements he reached earlier prove that point entirely. The Assembly will welcome any agreements he is able to reach with the remaining appropriate entities. In the meantime, our focus will continue to be finding a budget solution that saves and creates hundreds of thousands of jobs, as the Assembly plan does, and addresses the long-term structural deficit in our budget, as the Senate plan does. The millions of Californians who worry about making the mortgage, paying tuition and feeding their families need us to come together and implement real solutions to get Californians working again, and that will remain the focus of the Assembly."
Website of Speaker John A. Pérez: www.asmdc.org/speaker
CONTACT: Shannon Murphy (916) 319-2408