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AFSCME, Local-61 Wants More and in Small Chunks


The union representing roughly 40,000 state government employees is requesting an 8-percent increase in salaries over a two-year period. AFSCME Iowa Council 61 submitted the proposal to state officials Monday. It calls for 2 percent raises on July 1, 2015; January 1, 2016; July 1, 2016; and January 1, 2017. The raises would cost the state around $523 million dollars, according to the Iowa Department of Management. The current contract for workers represented by AFSCME, covering 2014 and 2015, does not contain across-the-board pay raises. Continue Reading →

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