The deal includes workers at First 5 California, the Prison Industry Authority, the California Earthquake Authority, the California Housing Finance Agency and the California State Lottery, according to sources familiar with the agreement who spoke on condition of anonymity because the affected employees hadn't been told as of this morning.
The number of employees affected and the amount of money they'll receive aren't yet known, although one source said that the back pay will not include interest. The departments are all relatively small.
We expect more details later today as the unions and the departments divulge them to their employees.
The settlement lays to rest union litigation that argued that it was illegal to furlough employees in departments that received a significant portion of their budgets from outside the state's beleaguered general fund.