MEA Board Votes to Appeal Prop B Ruling to California Supreme Court
On Wednesday, MEA’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to appeal last week’s Proposition B ruling by the Fourth District Court of Appeals to the California Supreme Court for review. If left unchallenged, last week’s Appeals Court decision would not only prevent San Diego City employees hired on or after July 20, 2012 from being put back into a defined benefit pension system, but could also undermine future bargaining rights for all public sector employees in California.
The process for pursuing review with the California Supreme Court will take several months, and we should know whether or not the Court will decide to hear the appeal by late summer. We will certainly keep you posted of any updates as they become available.
In the meantime and as always, if you have any questions regarding the Prop B litigation or any other issue, don’t hesitate to contact MEA General Manager Mike Zucchet at 619-264-6632.