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CONTRACT BATTLE: AFSCME Speaks Out

posted Feb 22, 2013, 8:31 AM by Andy Bock   [ updated Feb 25, 2013, 8:54 PM ]
 | by Kayleigh McCullough | WHOtv.comPosted | 6:46 pm, January 4, 2013 | 
...In their Friday press conferences AFSCME claimed that Governor Branstad is using the state’s budget surplus to pay big bonuses to department directors and give big tax breaks to corporations. One example they used was Brian London. The group claims as the new head of the Department of Public Safety he received a $16,000 recruitment bonus. AFSCME also says Branstad gave the Director of the Economic Development Authority Debi Durham a $30,000 bonus for each of the last three fiscal years. Union President Danny Homan said, “Some of the bonuses given out by the Governor exceed what many state employees make in a year. Let’s be clear, no one recognizes the economic hardship of Iowans more than we do.”...
Related: Radio Iowa: AFSCME chief blasts Branstad “goodies” for top managers (AUDIO)
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