PEF President Ken Brynien said if the governor withholds state employee raises, that is a violation of the PS&T contract.
“PEF will hold the state accountable,” Brynien said.
“The governor, himself, has said breaking our contract is illegal. We will take every action necessary to ensure our members get their negotiated raises.”
Brynien met with the governor yesterday to discuss the financial problems the state is facing, and they agreed to have further discussions. PEF reminded the governor of its solutions to help close the budget deficit, including the millions in savings to be realized by replacing high-cost consultants with lower-cost state employees.”