- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on stalled contract California public employee union contract talks (all times local):

3 p.m.

California’s largest public-employee union is calling off a one-day strike it had planned for Monday.

The Service Employees International Union Local 1000 says in an announcement Friday that negotiators from the union and the state “both feel we have found a pathway forward.”

The announcement came shortly after a Sacramento County Superior Court judge declined to intervene to block the strike. The Public Employment Relations Board and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration had requested a court order prohibiting essential workers from going on strike.

Joe DeAnda, a spokesman for the California Department of Human Resources, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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2:30 p.m.:

A Sacramento judge has postponed a request to block California’s largest public-employee union from urging its workers to participate in a strike planned Monday.

Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei did not issue an injunction Friday in response to requests by the Public Employment Relations Board and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration.

Instead, he continued a hearing on the matter until December 13th.

The Service Employees International Union Local 1000 has urged the nearly 100,000 state workers it represents to skip work on Monday and picket.

The union says the strike is a protest of what it deems bad-faith bargaining by the state, which Brown’s administration denies.

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