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Calif. state workers win ruling on 2 holidays

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

October 1, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Sacramento judge has ruled that about 105,000 union workers are entitled to Lincoln's birthday and Columbus Day as paid holidays.

The Schwarzenegger administration wanted to eliminate those paid holidays as part of the plan to trim the state budget deficit.

An attorney representing one of the unions says workers will get holiday compensation for time worked on Columbus Day last year and Lincoln's Birthday this year.

The administration is expected to appeal the decision.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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