Disabled workers fear losing their jobs at California prison

PRIDE’s contract at the California Health Care Facility is coming to an end, primarily because state government’s largest union filed a grievance charging that it violated state protections against outsourcing public sector jobs. The union wants to bring the disabled workers onto the state payroll, but there are no guarantees.

Some of the disabled workers could be laid off as early as September if the Legislature, PRIDE and Service Employees Union Local 1000 can’t find a compromise, said PRIDE Vice President Don Nelson.

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