The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 26, 2010
From the notebook: Read the Alameda furlough documents

Thumbnail image for notebook.jpgWe can never get everything we learn into a news story. "From the notebook" posts give you some of the extra details behind the news.

Our story in today's Sacramento Bee explains Thursday afternoon's order by Alameda Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch to immediately end furloughs for all employees in non-general fund departments, regardless of union affiliation, and pay them for wages lost because of the controversial 13-month-old policy.

Look for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to appeal the decision today or early next week. That will keep the policy in place and delay back pay unless union attorneys can successfully argue that the order should be implemented, regardless.

You can read Roesch's "Judgment for Petitioner" by clicking here. Read his "Order After Hearing" by clicking here.

Calfornia Attorneys, Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment sent an e-mail to members Thursday night after news of Roesch's judgment broke. This link opens the CASE memo.


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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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