Skip to comments.Schwarzenegger appeals decision as next 'Furlough Friday' looms
Posted on 03/30/2010 7:51:29 AM PDT by SmithL
Attorneys representing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger have asked an appellate court to block the order that ended "Furlough Fridays" for tens of thousands of state workers, but leaves others taking off three unpaid days each month.
The governor's move came just four days before the government is scheduled to shut down again. The court will probably act quickly, legal experts said, given that informal deadline.
But some state workers, who just a week ago were celebrating a furlough lawsuit win that they hoped would return regular schedules and full pay to at least some colleagues, were feeling whipsawed by the governor's latest move.
"People were happy," said Renee Lee, an activist with Service Employees International Union Local 1000. "Now they're mad again. They want this to end. People just want to get on with their lives."
The uncertainty also comes as state workers and their families are trying to plan for a holiday weekend. State offices are closed Wednesday for Cesar Chavez Day, and many workers made Easter weekend plans thinking Friday was a furlough day. Until the judge rules, they won't know for sure.
The governor's appeal seeks to delay Alameda County Judge Frank Roesch's order to end furloughs . . .
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“State offices are closed Wednesday for Cesar Chavez Day, and many workers made Easter weekend plans thinking Friday was a furlough day.”
Now you understand how progressives work sucks don’t it.
Arnold, just keep running the guberment until the money runs out. When the judges and clerks and other assorted parasites don’t get a paycheck, then they will listen. Or stop showing up for work.
once the judiciary has finished snatching the power of the purse away from the elected legislature, we’re doomed
Yep too many people blame the Governor in California. When the culpit is its unique brand of “democracy”.