50,000 California State Workers Were Illegally Furloughed–03/01/2010
50,000 California state workers were illegally furloughed, according to an Alameda County Superior Court Judge. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger furloughed the workers in a bid to bridge a $20 billion budget shortfall. According to the court the workers are owed back pay for the time they were off the job. The administration plans to appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court and has expressed confidence that the court will rule in its favor.