Bottom Line: Up Front
Very Expensive & Unusual – The Governor negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreements for 2017-19 that are double the cost of any prior agreements. The result is nearly half of the state’s workforce receiving pay increases of more than 10% over the next two years.
Unnecessary? – Reports from the Governor’s own budget office show that Washington does a good job retaining employees. The turnover rate is well-below the national public sector average.
Huge Opportunity Cost – Budgeting is about priorities. For approximately half the cost of the CBAs, inroads on significant public policy issues could be made…
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20th District State Senator
407 Legislative Building
PO Box 40420
Olympia, WA 98504-0420
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December 12, 2016