|Posted:||January 27, 2017 02:52 PM|
|From:||Representative Cris Dush|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Collective Bargaining Agreement Transparency|
|In the near future, I will be introducing legislation to provide public notice on collective bargaining agreements, before they are approved.
My legislation would mandate that public employers provide access to public information on the terms of the agreement as well as the estimated costs to the public employer associated with the agreement on the public employer’s website, or by printed copy in the employer’s office, at least two weeks prior to the signing of the proposed agreement.
Additionally, the bill requires that a copy of the signed agreement is given to the Office of Administration and publicly posted, no more than ten business days after an agreement is made.
I believe it’s vital that the public understands, is knowledgeable and has access to the terms and financial obligations being placed on their wallets. The taxpayers are the employers of every public service employee. In no other segment of society can an employee increase their pay without the employer’s knowledge and consent. The people paying the public employees have every right to expect to be a part of the process of determining how much they will be forced to pay.
Therefore, I would appreciate your support of this legislation, which is very similar to former HB 1075 of last session, sponsored by Representative’s Gabler, F. Keller & Sankey.
Introduced as HB592