Thursday, January 20, 2011

Collective bargaining/competitive contracting reforms proposed

It looks like the 2002 law granting state employee unions the authority to collectively bargain solely with the Governor is being targeted for review under several bills proposed in the Senate. Under the 2002 Civil Service Reform Act, state unions no longer have their priorities weighed equally with every other special interest during the legislative budget process. Instead they now negotiate directly with the Governor, while lawmakers only have the opportunity to say yes or no to the entire contract agreed to with the Governor. Lawmakers can't make any changes . . . READ MORE


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