The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 25, 2010
Alameda judge issues furlough decision; governor to appeal

Alameda Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch has issued a sweeping ruling that, if upheld on appeal, ends furloughs for all state workers in special fund departments, regardless of union affliation, and gives them backpay for lost wages. We wrote this online story shortly after the news broke late this afternoon.

Since then, we've confirmed that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger intends to immediately appeal. Check tomorrow's Bee for more.

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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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