State legislators recently voted for a wage increase for Californian Government Employees, who will now get a 4.3% increase in their wages over the next three years.
In Carlsbad, Mayor Hall is taking a different tact regarding wage increases for city employees. Raises will be based on merit rather than the typical step increase awarded to state employees.
Many labor leaders say it's wrong to eliminate step increases and that allowing managers to award merit-based raises will bring politics, favoritism and personality conflicts into the process. They've also raised concerns about retaliation against employees active with their labor union.
Follow the conversation with AM 760's Mike Slater and Carlsbad Mayor Hall...