The teetertotter has been shifting for over a year now.
Furloughs were on, then they were off, then they were on.
State workers, including folks at the WCAB and the DWC, held out hope for back pay they might recoup.
Now we know that the furloughs are legal. There will be no back pay.
The California Supreme Court has spoken. Until details of the budget compromise are released, it’s unclear whether furloughs will be an ongoing tactic employed to balance the current budget.
Meanwhile, many Fridays remain dark at the WCAB.
Here’s a link to the ruling in the case, known as “Professional Engineers in California Government vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger”:
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/do … 183411.PDF
Category: Political developments