The union worked together.
Yesterday Tom received this letter at work:
We received the ruling from the arbiter, Luella E. Nelson, who ruled in favor of the workers and the sanctity of our contract with the City of Eugene. This award clarifies that the City cannot use furloughs as a cost cutting measure. Arbiter Nelson directed the City to stop the mandatory furloughs, pay full restitution for hours lost due to the furlough, and give clear instructions on the layoff provisions of the contract.Bottom line? The City is now paying for nothing.
But we'll take the check for it is money Tom should have earned in hours he should have been allowed to work.
It'll be nice to return to 'normal.'