California prison guards get major…

California prison guards get major raise, as state goes broke

California may be going broke, with many salaries being slashed. However prison guards are getting yet another pay raise.

In a bizarre coincidence,  the prison guards union has also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Gov. Gray Davis’ election campaigns.

“California prison officers stand to receive a raise of as much as 7% on July 1, twice what negotiators for Gov. Gray Davis estimated when the governor agreed to a new contract last year.

The cost — $67 million more than anticipated — comes as the state struggles with a budget shortfall of as much as $35 billion, and as Davis calls on all state workers to accept deep pay cuts.”