Lacey Township ordered to pay lost wages to furloughed workers

Lacey Township has been ordered to pay lost wages to employees who were furloughed last year.Public Works employees in Lacey were among those forced to

LACEY TOWNSHIP - Lacey Township has been ordered to pay lost wages to employees who were furloughed last year.

Public Works employees in Lacey were among those forced to stay home 22 days without pay. Their union representative says it was tough to have six months of reduced income.

The Township had ordered the furloughs to help close a budget shortfall. However, the Union filed a grievance claiming the furloughs violated the worker's contracts. An arbitrator agreed with the Union and has ordered the town to repay $135,0000.

Mayor Gary Quinn says that the decision came as a surprise because they had approval from Civil Service.

The CWA Union also filed a grievance against last year's furloughs in Lacey. That decision is expected in January.

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