April 15, 2011

Federation blasts the "anti-union message" in Enterprise Services bill

The Federation on Thursday blasted the “anti-union message” in several parts of SB 5931, the Senate plan that would create the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) and the Consolidated Technology Services (CTS) agency.

The bill came before the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

Federation Lobbyist Alia Griffing said a proviso on the new CTS would create “a whole new version of the collective bargaining law, which cherry-picks provisions and leaves out competitive contracting….That’s our opportunity to show that we can do the work cheaper, more effectively and more efficiently in-house.

“And by mandating the contracting, you’re eliminating that process.”

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