SEIU Challenges New Florida Law Reducing State Employee Pay

06/22/11 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with a union president who is challenging the new law reducing state worker pay by 3%. But first some listener comments about yesterday's program, the interview with former state Senator Nancy Argenziano. (tape)

Last week the Florida Education Association (FEA) and the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) filed a lawsuit in Circuit Court in Tallahassee, Fla. attempting to block Senate Bill 2100, which levies a three percent pay cut on public workers.

Because nearly 9,000 SEIU Florida Public Services Union (FPSU) members will be affected by the new legislation passed by the Florida Legislature, the FPSU joined the lawsuit this week. Florida Public Services Union president, Alphonso Mayfield joins us now.

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