Employees Win Preliminary Injunction!
JUDGE GRANTS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
According to a press release generated by Orange County Employee's Association spokeswoman Jennifer Muir this afternoon, Judge Barbara Tam Nomoto Schumann of the Orange County Superior Court today granted a Preliminary Injunction to Costa Mesa Employee's Association in the case of the potential layoffs for 100 employees who are their members.
NO LAYOFFS MAY OCCUR
According to early reports, this means the City MAY NOT proceed with any layoffs as a result of the notices given earlier this year having to do with outsourcing of city services. She will issue her written ruling later this week. It's unclear whether the existing Requests For Proposals - which have taken more than 3 months to prepare and have still not been released to the public for bidding - may still be processed, although it is assumed that process will be able to continue.
SHORT OF AN AGREEMENT, THIS GOES TO COURT
It is our understanding that this ruling means that, unless some kind of an agreement can be reached between the City and the Costa Mesa Employee's Association regarding the potential layoffs, the issue will go to trial. In the meantime, the City MAY NOT layoff anyone involved in the potentially outsourced unit. More when we know more.
More news to follow when it's available.