Wednesday, March 3, 2010

State Employee Rally Sponsored by Legislators

STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – Legislators are holding a rally in support of state employees on Thursday, March 4, 2010, from noon to 1 p.m. on the Senate Lawn.

When: Thursday, March 4, 2010
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Where: Senate Lawn, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, Ariz.

“It is time that the Arizona Legislature realizes that state employees are more than just FTEs,” said Cheuvront, referring to the acronym for full-time equivalent generally used to describe a state employee. “They are hard working, tax paying individuals who want to maintain their employment like other Arizonans. State employees should not be ignored when legislators discuss job creation and job maintenance.”

Cheuvront has sponsored Senate Concurrent Resolution 1038 that, subject to voter approval, reduces legislative salaries by the same percentage that state employee’s salaries are reduced.

“At a time when legislators are asking our state employees to make substantial sacrifices and take pay cuts, legislators should also be willing to make those same sacrifices themselves,” said Cheuvront.

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