This morning, the Legislative Subcommittee on Employee Relations rejected the latest state employee contract.
The contract would
- give state employee san average 9% pay raise
- keep the percentage of health care premiums paid by state employees at exactly zero. That’s compared to over 20% in the private sector, and 9% even among government employees in surrounding states.
- The average state employee already earns 23% more than the average private sector Minnesotan.
- If passed, it’ll add $174 million to the amount to be absorbed into the various agency budgets – or taken away from the amount to be paid back to the schools from the budgetary “School Shift”.
That’s what the Dayton Administration is fighting for; to steal from the state’s school children to pay the Minnesota Association of State Employees.