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Legislators differ on publishing public employee benefits in SD

February 27, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The Legislature may require the publication of the full package of benefits for each school, city or county employee.
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MINNESOTA SHUTDOWN: ‘We want to work for Minnesota’

July 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Public employees rally in Crookston in support of Governor DaytonRobert Goosen said he’s been in this situation before.
“I guess I’m kind of used to getting laid off,” he said. He chuckled as he recounted his 17 years as a construction worker, often getting let go during the winter. This time is different. Goosen, 47, is now a heavy equipment mechanic for the Minnesota Department of Transportation and has been without work for seven days, since the Minnesota government shut down. Continue Reading

Minnesota bill would limit use of public employee dues

April 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A Minnesota lawmaker wants to block public employees’ union dues from going to support political activity, foundations and magazines unless employees ask to contribute to those items. Continue Reading

Analysis on N.D., Minnesota public employees’ pay draws skepticism

March 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Some experts in both states question the accuracy of a USA Today analysis because many public employees still report lower pay compared to the private sector. Continue Reading

Analysis of North Dakota, Minnesota public employee pay draws skepticism

March 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Some experts in both states question the accuracy of a USA Today analysis because many public employees still report lower pay compared to the private sector. Continue Reading