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.
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.