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State Workers Rally Against Pay Cuts

April 24th, 2009 by flanews


Both the House and the Senate have plans to cut state workers pay to balance the budget. More than a hundred state workers from across Florida rallied against the cuts at the state capitol Friday. Many of the employees havent had a pay raise in five years. Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda said the legislature has been ignoring their efforts too long.

They are already the hardest working state employees in the nation. They are paid poorly. We have the lowest number per capita. They are already lean as they can possible be and we have not appreciated them. You know even in the Bible it says pay your workers in the field fairly, said Rehwinkel Vasilinda.

Florida has 100-thousand state workers. Lawmakers have proposed cuts as high as five percent. Still the House and the Senate havent reach a final agreement on how or if to cut pay.

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