Labor leaders said Friday that they received notice that County Chief Executive Officer William J. Popejoy has opted to abolish the alternate workweek for employees next month. Alternate workweeks allow for flexible schedules, such as working four 10-hour days or taking alternate Fridays off.
Labor leaders, who have been invited to discuss the decision with county officials, reacted angrily to the news. "The employees have been on alternate workweeks for years and have balanced family and career," said Tobye Lovelace, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Employees Assn. "Now (Popejoy) is coming in and upsetting that balance."
Compiled by Shelby Grad, with Lee Romney, Debora Vrana, Gebe Martinez and Mark Platte.