Schwarzenegger Orders 150,000 Workers Furloughed After Injunction Lifted…

Thursday, August 19, 2010
By Paul Martin

Schwarzenegger Orders Furloughs to Start After Top California Court Rules

By Michael B. Marois
Bloomberg.com
Aug 18, 2010

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said 150,000 government workers must begin taking time off without pay starting Aug. 20 following a court ruling lifting an injunction temporarily blocking the furloughs.

The California Supreme Court, saying it would review the governor’s plan, stayed decisions by lower courts that had halted the furloughs. Schwarzenegger directed state workers to take three unpaid days off each month to save cash. The high court set a Sept. 8 hearing on a challenge to the order.

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