Some state governments owe workers’ salaries despite bailouts and Paris Club refunds from the Federal Government. The worker provides his time and skills, and the employer provides work on the basis of the skill the worker claims to parade. Then at the end of a period, the worker is paid to retain the job and continue to perform. In other words it is unreasonable for debtor state governments to order civil servants to report for work? Are there extant laws that could empower civil servants to stay away from work until the backlogs of salaries are paid?
Source: The Guardian January 14, 2018 04:30 UTC