California unions, accustomed to getting their way in the Capitol, lost some ground last year when Gov. Jerry Brown pushed through the Legislature a series of public-pension cuts that affect their members. Now several labor groups have gone to court in an attempt to reverse some of the cuts, forcing Brown to defend legislation he used to persuade voters that he was being frugal with their tax money.
“Nobody expected [unions] to take this lying down,” said Dan Pellissier, president of the advocacy group California Pension Reform.
Read the complete story by reporter Chris Megerian in the Los Angeles Times.