The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 9, 2009
Psychiatric technicians union agrees to furlough specifics

The California Association of Psychiatric Technicians says it has reached an agreement with the state about furloughs of BU 18 members.

This document spells out the details and closes with this paragraph:

CAPT Chapter Officers will be scheduling informational meetings at your worksite to explain in greater detail the Furlough Program. In the meantime, CAPT is still negotiating with the state to come up with an alternative plan that will minimize the negative effects this furlough plan has on our members' monthly take home pay.

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