The California Supreme Court has refused a union request to consider whether furloughing employees in so-called "special fund" departments was illegal.
The court refused the petition for review by SEIU Local 1000 on Wednesday. The union had hoped to have another crack at litigation that it won in Alameda Superior Court nearly two years ago and then lost last July in San Francisco's 1st District Court of Appeal.
The high court's refusal to look at SEIU's case underscores that the special funds argument against furloughs is essentially dead, as legal observers have been telling The State Worker for quite some time.
Click here for the court docket that lays out the events leading up to the Supreme Court's refusal to review the case.