Judge denies gov's request for furloughs

Thursday, August 12, 2010

State workers will be on the job this Friday. Just after noon today, The First Appellate District Court in San Francisco let stand a judge's order blocking furloughs for state workers.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to furlough 150,000 state workers for three Friday's every month until a state budget is signed.

The proposal amounts to a 15 percent pay cut for state workers and unions have fought Schwarzenegger's order through legal action. Today's ruling is a win for state employees who want to work full-time without forced time off.

The state faces a $19 billion budget deficit. Schwarzenegger administrative office has vowed to appeal the issue to the California Supreme Court.

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