Friday, January 30, 2009

Arizonans in Action online petition to rescind the meet and confer order

Petition to Governor Jan Brewer

Stop the Napolitano Pro-Union Executive Order!

On December 17, 2008, Governor Janet Napolitano, by Executive Order, authorized executive-level state employees to begin the “Meet and Confer” process whereby state employees would be empowered to meet through an elected union representative with state agency directors quarterly to discuss their demands, grievances, and various labor issues. This is the first step in unionizing state employees and creating collective bargaining agreements – both now illegal under Arizona law.
The fact is, Arizona taxpayers, through their elected legislators, have rejected this process in past years. This authoritarian move by exiting Governor Napolitano to circumvent the legislature is clearly an effort to pay back organized labor for all of the support and campaign contributions that the Arizona Democrat Party received during her tenure as governor.
We believe that this unilateral executive order is harmful to the state of Arizona, is out of order by circumventing the duly elected Arizona legislature, and would put a tremendous financial strain on Arizona taxpayers.
Therefore, we, the undersigned resolve that Governor Jan Brewer should rescind the executive order authorizing pay-to-play politics by rewarding special interests groups at the expense of the taxpayers.

Click here to sign!

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