Gov. Scott Walker today sent notices to state employee unions warning them of the possibility their members will be laid off as early as April 4.
The letters inform the unions that state agencies have to cut expenses because of the delay in passing the guv’s budget repair bill. They note the number of each local’s employees who may be laid off is not known and agencies will notify employees individually according to collective bargaining agreements.
According to the guv’s office, individual employees will get a notice at least two weeks before their layoff takes effect.
Walker’s office also noted in a statement that “if the Senate Democrats come back to Wisconsin, these notices may be able to be rescinded and layoffs avoided. Without Senate action within 15 days, individual employees may begin to receive potential termination notifications.”