ACSS Executive Director Rocco R. Paternoster recently spoke with the L.A. Times regarding the raises granted to nearly 100 legislative employees already making in excess of $100,000 per year.
"It's really a slap in the face not only [to] the employees but also the public," said Paternoster.
The raises - up to 10% for some employees, according to the Times - were approved by both Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez just one month after they announced a budget rife with cuts that they insisted were "made from necessity, not to make a point."
The news of a privileged few receiving raises as thousands of state supervisors and managers struggle to make ends meet in light of a nearly 5% pay cut levied against them this month is dismaying, confirmed Paternoster.
"Supervisors and managers who have met or exceeded job performance expectations haven't had a raise to look forward to in years - just cuts."
As always, your ACSS is committed to fighting unjust attacks on your modest compensation.
Read the entire L.A. Times article here: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-legislature-raises-20120720,0,7113664.story