We’ve got a showdown coming between the Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Controllernator John Chiang. Here is Chiang’s letter to Schwarzenegger.
Today Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made good on his promse to issue an Executive Order cutting state worker pay to the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour until the state budget is passed.
State Controller John Chiang has said Hell No! to Arnold’s plan indicating that doing so would place the State in violation of wage and hour law and subject the state to trebble damages for violating those laws.
I hear the pitter-patter of lttle attorney feet running over to the State Courthouse in Sacramento to file and respond to lawsuits.
The only thing for sure here is the lawyers will be making more than minimum wage.
I’ve got two questions.
1. Why should State workers pay the price for the legislature and governor not doing their jobs?
2. Is there anyone reading this blog who could pay their basic living expenses on $6.55 an hour?