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Monday, November 09, 2009

Price of Politics, Etc.: Union deal?

Excerpted from this post at Price of Politics, Etc.

Last Wednesday, Governor Chet Culver said he "expected" to hear from
state unions by today on whether they would agree to re-negotiate
contracts to save jobs of state workers. This was his quote,
"Unfortunately, we do not have an endless amount of time in which to
reach an agreement and to have it ratified by each respective union. I
expect to know by Friday, November 6, whether we will move forward in
discussions with the unions or implement the layoff plans." Earlier
this week, Culver's spokesman said today was only a "goal". The office
did not say today whether the unions made the "goal". Apparently, the
governor has returned to the state. The office sent out a release late
this afternoon to say Culver would be in Spencer tonight for a
pheasant hunt.

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