Daniels Rescinds Collective Bargaining for State Employees WISHTV 8 is reporting that Daniels is rescinding collective bargaining agreements with state employees:
The new Republican governor ended a practice that began under Governor Evan Bayh because, he says, rules created under collective bargaining would have slowed changes that he intends to make in state government. The rules gave union employees power to negotiate pay and benefits and work rules, among other things.
About 25,000 state employees are covered by bargaining agreements. Daniels says it will now be easier to fire some of those employees.
â€œLet me just say I think it will be a lot harder, for instance, for an employee who has found to have failed multiple drug tests to get back on a snow plow – which is a real world example.”
I wonder if Mitch’s “real world example” comes from the same reality where PERF pension records are supposedly kept in a shoebox and an ALJ was paid $100,000 for never hearing a case. (Daniels made these claims and others. The Indy Star discovered the claims to be false.)