Allow me to summarize the article below. It exemplifies all too well the three stages of CA government thrift:
CHRONICLING CIVIL-SERVICE LIFE FOR CALIFORNIA STATE WORKERS
The government would shut down for Native American Day on the second Monday in October, replacing what used to be the Columbus Day paid holiday on the state calendar.
If the measure becomes law, it would restore a portion of what lawmakers took away from state workers in 2009 when they thinned the state schedule from 13 paid holidays to the current 11 by axing Columbus Day and Lincoln’s Birthday. Eventually, state workers received two floating days off each year that offset the lost holidays.
From the Hernández press release announcing the measure:
“This legislation is inspired by the recognition that the so-called discovery of the America’s by Columbus eventually led to the genocide of Native Americans. This bill hence provides the proper respect and recognition to our Native American nations.”
Other unions, such as the state attorneys‘ group, told members to show up for work and filed grievances over the losing the holidays. That went nowhere.
In 2010, the Schwarzenegger administration agreed to give employees two “professional development days” each year that are essentially floating holidays. Unlike other forms of paid leave, however, professional development days must be used each year or lost and accrue no cash value.
The Hernández measure, embedded below, does not alter state professional development days.
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Go to article link to see the full text of the bill.