Governor Terminates Contract With State's Largest Public Employee Union
Pallasch says after extending the contract three times, union negotiators haven't made proposals dealing with retirement health care and continues to seek a pay raise despite the state's troubled finances.
Calling the administration's action unprecedented, AFSCME executive director Henry Bayer says the action will make reaching a contract more difficult. Both sides agree the action will have no immediate effect because the contract terms remain in effect.
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