Certified Ballot Title
November 5, 1996 General Election
QUESTION: Shall constitution require that public employee earnings be expressed as employer's cost for employee per hour worked, including wages, benefits?
SUMMARY: Amends constitution. Measure requires that public employees' earnings be expressed as costs borne by the employer for the employee's benefit. Those costs include base pay/salary, benefit package, vacation, clothing allowance, rest and meal breaks, holiday pay, personal leave, social security and medicare taxes, retirement, federal unemployment taxes, family leave, sick leave, bonuses, merit pay, overtime, child care, compensation time, employer tax, continuing education, and state unemployment taxes. Workers' compensation premiums are excluded. Measure makes complete information regarding employer costs available to the public.