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Tag: Public employee unions

June
25th

Federation sues to block state furloughs

The Washington Federation of State Employees has filed suit to block state government’s plan to temporarily lay off upward of a third of state workers on 10 separate days over the next year. It says it has a court hearing next Friday, July 2, to consider its request for an injunction blocking furloughs of state workers, which is supposed to save $38 million in general-fund payroll and about $35 million from other accounts.

Here is an excerpt of what the federation is saying about its action:

The lawsuit alleges, in part, that the furlough plan violates the 14th Amendment’s equal

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