Legal victory restores furlough pay for 700

Following this logic the work done by many Unit 10 scientists which is Federally funded should also recive the same exemeption and rebate. But alas the scientists fake union the California Association of Professional Scientists (CAPS) never really fought this battle leaving unit ten workers without fair representation in face of the furloughs.

SEIU Statement below

Legal victory for non-budget departments

Narrow legal exemption restores pay for several hundred members

More than 700 Local 1000-represented employees at five state agencies will receive back pay for all the days they were furloughed in 2009-10 under a legal agreement reached by our attorneys.

All five agencies fall outside the state’s budget process, and are: California Lottery, First 5 California, Prison Industry Authority, California Earthquake Authority, California Housing Finance Agency.

“Our position has always been that furloughs were unfair to all state employees and to California taxpayers, and we vowed to keep fighting as long as there was a shot at overturning furloughs for any of our members,” Local 1000 President Yvonne R. Walker said. “We fought hard to stop furloughs altogether but the courts ruled against us. Our attorneys took a narrow legal path that the Supreme Court left us and used it to benefit more than 700 state workers and their families.”

The settlement for these workers was made possible because Local 1000 attorneys exploited a narrow exemption in a 2010 court decision that ruled furloughs were legal as long as the governor received approval from the legislature.

For more information about the furlough settlement, including frequently asked questions, log on or call the Member Resource Center at 866.471.SEIU (7348)

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