12:38 PM Eastern - Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gov. Schwarzenegger orders furloughs for state workers AGAIN

State workers in California had only been furlough-free for a month before Governor Schwarzenegger issued a new executive order on Wednesday to implement three furlough days per month. It will affect an estimated 200,000 state workers.

SEIU Local 1000 President Yvonne Walker responded to the new furlough order, calling it another example of his failed leadership:

"He is unable to provide the leadership necessary to work out a compromise solution to the state's budget crisis."

Watch Channel 1000's update on what these furlough days could mean for SEIU Local 1000 members:

The Governor's last furlough order--which just ended in June--took quite a toll on the state's workforce. It lasted a year and a half, which translated into 46 unpaid days off from work and a pay cut of about 14 percent.

SEIU Local 1000 attorneys are exploring all legal options in regard to the governor's new furlough order -- they've filed eight separate legal cases challenging the governor's furlough scheme and responded to a proposed consolidation in the Supreme Court.

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