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Tag: Public employee unions


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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