LOCAL 3688 **MJB District Courts 2, 4, 6, & 10 & Guardians Ad Litem Districts 1-10

NEW WAGE CUT BILL FOR STATE EMPLOYEES INTRODUCED-MN VERSION OF ANTI-UNION BILL

H.F. No. 1159, as introduced - 87th Legislative Session (2011-2012) Posted on Mar 16, 2011


1.1A bill for an act

1.2relating to state government; reducing salary of all state employees and elected
1.3officials by six percent.
1.4BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

1.5 Section 1. SALARY REDUCTION; STATE EMPLOYEES AND ELECTED
1.6OFFICIALS.
1.7 Subdivision 1. Reduce salary six percent; state employees, elected officials. The
1.8salaries of all employees in the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative
1.9branch are decreased by six percent. The salaries of the governor and all constitutional
1.10officers, legislators, and judges, except as prohibited by the Minnesota Constitution, article
1.11VI, section 5, are decreased by six percent. This section applies to employees or elected
1.12officials receiving salary from the state without regard to whether they are in the classified
1.13or unclassified service or whether they are elected or appointed, and to Minnesota State
1.14Colleges and Universities and all departments, agencies, boards, commissions, councils,
1.15and such. The University of Minnesota is strongly encouraged to comply with this section
1.16as if it were subject to it.
1.17 Subd. 2. Contracts in effect. This section does not apply to compensation required
1.18by a contract or collective bargaining agreement in effect before the effective date of
1.19this section, however:
1.20(1) all contracts or collective bargaining agreements entered into after the effective
1.21date of this section must comply with this section; and
1.22(2) no provision of an expired contract or collective bargaining agreement may be
1.23extended in any manner that conflicts with this section.
2.1 Subd. 3. Relation to other law. This section supersedes any other law to the
2.2contrary. It is not an unfair labor practice under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179A, to take
2.3any action required to comply with this section. Employees may not legally strike due
2.4to an action that is required to comply with this section. No party may request interest
2.5arbitration regarding any element of salary reduction prescribed by this section, and an
2.6arbitrator may not issue an award that would conflict with this section.
2.7EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment
2.8and salaries must be reduced effective at the start of the first payroll period beginning
2.9after the date of final enactment. 

Please call your legislators and tell them to vote no.  We are hard working public employees who pay their taxes, and spend our earnings on our economy.  We too should count towards their decisions.  As much as we are public employees, we also are constiguents that vote.   If you need to know who represents you please look up at:

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