State workers to meet at Capitol on pay issues

State workers to meet at Capitol on pay issues

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State workers to meet at Capitol on pay issues

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 3:13 PM

BOISE -- State employees are meeting at the Idaho Capitol on Monday to protest Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's plan -- adopted by budget writers Friday -- not to give raises to government workers next year.

The Idaho Public Employees Association has scheduled a so-called "listening session" Monday in the Capitol for state employees to talk about their experiences working for government.

The meeting is sponsored by minority Democrats.

In a communique sent to members, the association said Otter's budget plan isn't necessarily the last word on the issue.

The group's spokeswoman, Donna Yule, said budget writers on the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee could add raises for departments -- if they hear from enough state workers about concerns over their wages.

If state workers want a raise, they need to tell lawmakers, Yule said.

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