The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 31, 2009
Three furlough court rulings are in -- read them here

Three state worker unions won big today in the first round of what promises to be a long and difficult legal war to stop and eliminate furloughs.

The governor said he will immediately appeal.

Here are the three rulings by Alameda Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch.

The SEIU Local 1000 case ruling can be read by clicking here.

The CASE judgment can be read by clicking here.

The UAPD ruling can be read by clicking here.

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Jon Ortiz The Author

Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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