Mandatory Furlough for state employees in California

Posted by Kendall Harmon

State workers will be taking two days off a month without pay after a judge sides with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

A Sacramento County judge ruled Schwarzenegger had the authority to put furloughs in place.

State employee unions call the decision "devastating."

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Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsEconomyThe Credit Freeze Crisis of Fall 2008/The Recession of 2007--Politics in GeneralState Government

Posted January 30, 2009 at 1:01 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. libraryjim wrote:

my sister-in-law’s husband worked for the Canadian Government for years.  He was given one month (of his choice) ‘off’ without pay every year.  It was routine, and they budgeted for it, even planning their vacations to the States so that they would take his annual leave in conjunction with that month so they had a nice long vacation.

January 30, 11:43 am | [comment link]
2. Chris wrote:

welcome to the real world, state employees.  It’s about time you dealt with what the rest of us do…...

January 30, 12:04 pm | [comment link]
3. Harvey wrote:

The California governor didn’t have much choice since he has a multi-billion cash shortage that isn’t going away too soon; if ever.

January 30, 2:32 pm | [comment link]
4. Jeffersonian wrote:

I read the other day that the CA State Comptroller was refusing to honor the furlough.  Any update on that?

January 30, 5:52 pm | [comment link]
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