Friday, February 10, 2012

Mark your calendars: Attack on civil servants up for committee consideration on Thursday, February 16

Strap in folks, the ride is only going to get bumpier from here...

On Thursday, the House Committee on Employment and Regulatory Affairs is holding a a special meeting at 2 p.m.  There is one item on the agenda -
HB2571   public employees; unlawful acts; termination   

Doesn't sound too bad, until you see the subject of the strike-everything amendment that is being proposed for the bill -

S/E: state personnel system

The text of the striker isn't available on line as yet, but Steve at Arizona Eagletarian has the scoop on the details of Governor Jan Brewer's scheme to turn the Arizona state government personnel system into a political patronage system where the spoils go to the governor and her allies.  His post includes a memo giving an overview of her plan.

If you are a state employee, know a state employee, or just simply believe that state government exists to serve the needs of the people of Arizona, not the whims (and wallets) of certain elected officials, contact the members of the committee - Reps. Eddie Farnsworth, Sally Ann Gonzalez, John Kavanagh, Justin Olson, Lynne Pancrazi, Daniel Patterson, Kimberly Yee, John Fillmore, and Bob Robson (emails and phone numbers available here) and plan to be there on Thursday to show your support for the state's workers, and the integrity of the state's employment system.

More details as they become available...

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