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Worker compensation is question in state budget

posted Feb 22, 2013, 12:18 PM by Andy Bock   [ updated Feb 25, 2013, 8:57 PM ]
 | By CATHERINE LUCEY | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | January 21, 2013 | 
Gov. Terry Branstad has released his budget proposal, but one key part of the plan remains a question mark. That's compensation for the roughly 20,000 union represented state workers in Iowa.  … Like many other Republican governors, Branstad wants to win concessions from public sector workers, like requiring them to pay a portion of their health control costs. Branstad argues employees need to pay their share, but union president Danny Homan, of Iowa Council 61 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, called this an attempt to weaken the union.

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