Government Bonuses in California Union Contract Top $40k

A guard tower at the California Health Care Facility prison in Stockton on March 2, 2022. Miguel Gutierrez Jr., CalMatters

California’s prison psychiatrists are in line to get bonuses of at least $42,000 through a contract negotiated with Gov. Gavin Newsom just days before the state’s deadline to close out deals with public employees. 

The tentative agreement reached last week for the Union of American Physicians and Dentists Bargaining Unit 16, which represents roughly 1,600 employees, averts a strike authorized by membership last month.