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President wants everyone but himself to pay more
Topic - Steven Kreisberg
Major clashes are breaking out between public-sector unions and state and local governments seeking to steady their wobbly books by scaling back employee benefits, pitting labor's political clout against lawmakers eager to avoid raising taxes or cutting programs.
Steven Kreisberg, collective bargaining director for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in Washington, D.C., said he hadn't heard of a similar practice elsewhere.
He said fired employees routinely agree not to again seek state employment, but Iowa's practice goes beyond that.