The lead contract negotiator for the State Employees' Association, who previously urged SEA members to reject a job-saving employment contract because it didn't guarantee that no employees would be laid off during the recession, now says it's time for state employees to get realistic.
"This is not a time for people to expect raises to come out of a contract agreement. This is the time to save jobs, and if the administration doesn't want to save jobs, I don't know what we'll be looking at," Diana Lacey told The Associated Press.
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This is the time to save jobs? The time was weeks ago and the SEA leadership blew it.
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Saturday, October 24, 2009
SEA realism: It's about time
The Union Leader blasts the State Employees Association for changing its tune on job losses.