A federal judge on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order to stop New York State from imposing a one day furlough next week on state workers, including those at the four-year institutions of the City University of New York and the State University of New York. The faculty unions of those two systems, along with other state employee unions, are suing to block the furloughs, arguing that they violate existing contractt and aren't necessary. A statement from Barbara Bowen, president of the Professional Staff Congress, the CUNY faculty union, said: "The furlough legislation was never about closing the budget gap. Furloughs were expected to produce $250 million in savings for the state -- yet the budget deficit is more than $9 billion. I hope the governor and the legislature will stop playing with people’s lives and get down to business."
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